Issue 87

Better Cities March 2018 Issue

“We hope to see Guangzhou Knowledge City becoming a vibrant city that adopts Singapore’s work-live-play concept.”

— April Oh, Regional Director, South China, International Enterprise Singapore

Creating Guangzhou Knowledge City (GKC) involved more than building physical infrastructure, but developing an ecosystem of local governance, talent pipeline and digital connectivity too, said Nina Yang, CEO of Sustainable Urban Development at Ascendas-Singbridge, at the launch of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City: A New Paradigm in Collaboration. The development of the city has also benefitted from government-to-government collaborations, which have seen Singapore bring in industries that focus on its strengths and Guangdong’s needs. Such enterprise-led master developments backed by the government have helped GKC attract skilled manpower and knowledge-based industries.

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