A Partnership for a Smart and Sustainable Future: The China-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City

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Overcoming considerable odds, the Tianjin Eco-City (TEC) is the result of a vision shared by Singapore and China to create a viable model for sustainable development, signalling a deepening partnership between the two countries. Bringing together expertise and experience from Singapore and China, the TEC has been developed based on the concepts of “three harmonies” and “three abilities”. It reflects the concept of people living in harmony with other people, with economic activities, and with the environment. At the same time, the TEC has been designed to be practicable, replicable and scalable to serve as a demonstration of what can be achieved. This book, a collaboration between Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities and the Eco-City Administrative Committee, traces the TEC’s transformation from an inhospitable wasteland into a socially harmonious, environmentally friendly and resource-efficient city.