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Shanghai Flaneur creates experiential learning programs that use walking as a methodology and the city as a learning canvas, to fulfill its clients’ diverse interests in China. With a strong network of experts and a creative edge, we add value to any learning journey/ business gathering, executive education program or pleasure visit in Shanghai with programs covering topics such as architecture & urbanization, history, culture, and business & society.

Walking Program


Shanghai is a fascinating and contrasting place that is best understood by stepping out of the conference room and into the urban environment. Our offerings range from three-hour walks to full day programs and more complex week-long trainings. These translate into different applications: visiting and trend-scouting; team-building and orientation; and creative walkshops.

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Shanghai is constantly re-shaping and updating her riverfronts – not only by densifying Lujiazui and topping out ever-taller buildings but also via a continuous, 45km long public promenade along Huangpu River. Join the walk “Facelift of Historical Bund: What’s new in Shanghai’s “old” Skyline?” with Fanny Hoffmann-Loss on May 26 to explore the new development on the Bund.

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SHANGHAI FLANEUR offers an innovative approach of learning in the city, about the city, around city issues. We use walking as a methodology to transfer knowledge, stimulate creativity, create local awareness for Shanghai and China and encourage open-mindedness.
With diverse professional backgrounds and expertise – architecture, history, culture, photography, urbanization and China studies – the SHANGHAI FLANEUR experts passionately transfer their expertise and contribute to Shanghai Flaneur’s collective knowledge.


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The art talk organised for our group joining the Shanghai Literature Festival in March 2017 was really great. Qilan is an engaging speaker with a great sense of humour. The topic of the talk was very interesting. Qilan posed a set of questions about the Chinese contemporary art scene which was a great way to structure the talk and engage the audience as it was just the questions they had in mind. Her performance was excellent.

David Hardy, co-founder of Ponder & See

Personally I really enjoyed it! I had never done this (SHANGHAI FLANEUR walk) before. I thought it was a unique and inspiring activity for the office.

Wendy Saunders, Founder of AIM architecture

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