How an Eco-city Works
An eco-city is rising from former industrial wasteland in China. The Sino-singapore Tianjin Eco-city is pioneering new ways of living by combining a green city with research labs and development of new, green technologies.
Planning The Eco-city is a planned city and is developing in phases. Its development is controlled and includes a provision for business activities and services such as schools.
Smart technology The Eco-city is hi-tech, uses smart technologies to monitor energy use and offers its residents highspeed Internet. It uses passive technology to exploit daytime sunlight and wind to warm and cool buildings.
Energy The Tianjin Eco-city gets its energy from a mix of sources: solar, wind, heat groundsources, and biomass.
Economy The Eco-city is near the vibrant Tianjin industrial zone with many foreign manufacturers and hi-technology companies. Within the Eco-city itself, there are creative businesses such as animation studios and green businesses and research and development (R&D) labs working on developing original green technologies.