Director Daniel Krueger of the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department met with city engineers from Shanghai, China. Although known throughout the world for the storied heights of its skyscrapers and iconic skyline, Shanghai is very much a city still developing to meet the vast and growing needs of its citizenry. Among the challenges faced by Shanghai is constructing roadways capable of meeting the demands of more and more drivers every year, while ensuring high quality, safety and environmental soundness. The delegation from Shanghai met with their counterparts in Houston to share perspectives and exchange best practices. Shanghai and Houston have had a close working relationship for more than 10 years, a relationship made more visible due to the fact that we share our most famous citizen: Yao Ming.