Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City: a city that is dynamic and future-ready

(| Updated : 2019-04-26

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The Eco-City's 10-year transformation [Photo provided to]

Be inspired to create a smart and sustainable future, together with the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.

The Eco-City optimises the use of finite resources, to meet the needs of today while addressing the needs of tomorrow. It is a place where wastelands and polluted waters were transformed to develop liveable environments, and where people and nature exist in harmony. The Eco-City uses innovative technologies that generate abundant economic opportunities, and bring people from different backgrounds together as one community.

The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is a flagship government-to-government project between Singapore and China that was launched in 2008 to transform a barren plot of saline-alkaline wasteland into a resource efficient, ecologically friendly, socially harmonious and economically sustainable city. After a decade of development, the Eco-City is now home to a population of 100,000 people and 7,700 registered companies and institutions with a total registered capital of RMB 289 billion ($42.96 billion). The Eco-City was the first "National Green Development Demonstration Zone" designated by China's State Council in 2013 and is also a frontrunner in smart city development in China.

As the Eco-City's master developer, the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd. (SSTEC), a 50-50 joint-venture between a Singapore Consortium led by the Keppel Group and a Chinese Consortium led by Tianjin TEDA Investment Holding Co., Ltd., is an integral part of the public-private partnership driving the creation of a practicable, replicable and scalable model for smart and sustainable urbanization for cities, starting from Tianjin. As a key contributor to ecological civilization and an early adopter of innovative smart technologies, the Eco-City is now co-developing liveable, sustainable and sophisticated living environments for more people, by exporting its ecological and smart urban expertise to other cities in China and along the Belt and Road.

Ecological solutions: Eco-friendly buildings

100 percent eco-friendly buildings: All buildings in the Eco-City, such as the Low Carbon Living Lab, are designed and certified to be environmentally-friendly and resource-efficient. [Photo provided to]

Renewable energy

Powered by nature: Renewable wind, solar and geothermal energy sources are harnessed to meet daily needs and drive the Eco-City's sustainable growth and development. [Photo provided to]

Waste management

Nothing goes to waste: An efficient waste collection, classification and processing system minimizes resource wastage and empowers the Eco-City's residents to contribute to environmental protection. [Photo provided to]

Water management

Pooling together every drop: The Eco-City's comprehensive water management system makes full use of traditional and non-traditional water resources and ensures the quality of water from source to tap. [Photo provided to]

Smart municipal infrastructure

Using technology to "spark joy": The Smart City Operation Centre is the nexus of infocomm and data technologies used to enhance municipal infrastructure, and support the Eco-City's development into a national model for smart cities by 2020. [Photo provided to]

Smart transportation

The road less traveled: Driverless public buses and bus stops with myriad smart functions are among the smart transportation initiatives launched to provide novel, interactive and smooth commutes for the Eco-City's growing population of residents and workers. [Photo provided to]

Smart services

Unleashing the "X" Factor: The Eco-City's vibrant and conducive environment for technological innovation nurtures the growth of groundbreaking smart services such as E-citizen Portal and JD's unmanned parcel delivery robots, supermarkets and restaurants. [Photo provided to]

Smart culture and entertainment

A world within reach: The Eco-City is constantly redefining cultural and entertainment experiences through the use of interactive technologies that enable people to experience the world like never before. [Photo provided to]