This paper takes Yangpu Waterfront, a famous industrial heritage belt in Shanghai (China), as the research
object, with the purpose of sorting out the identity transformation that this waterfront industrial area has experienced in the past century. Taking the comprehensive development on both sides of the Huangpu River carried out in Shanghai in the early 21st century as the dividing line, Yangpu Waterfront has also been reborn after the waterfront regeneration projects that have been in full swing in recent years. This identity change is reflected in physical settings, observable activities, and meanings. The article is based on historical research and current situation analysis, including a part of user satisfaction evaluations.
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