Tianjin

“Comparing to other municipalities in China, Tianjin is the last one embarking on the track of high-speed development. It is also because of this that Tianjin could take other municipalities as reference and avoid frustrated revolution, which accelerates the speed of development… Our daily lives have been keeping transforming along with economic growth as well as the city images of lives along Haihe River… Haihe has always played a significant role in the urban planning of Tianjin, but the influence of the river on inhabitants’ lives is not as straightforward as before. It faded out of people’s lives till the end of 20 century, during the time I was born. Because of the lack of bridges, the traffic bottleneck problem became increasingly serious. Haihe, once the place to join, became an obstacle on the spine of this city.”

– Zhu’an Zhang, “Once A Place to Join Together,” 2014

Narratives


Narrative5: Coordinated development of Binhai New Area and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region

Wu Xiaoye

From an inward perspective, Binhai New Area is an urban area. From an outward perspective, the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration where the Binhai New Area is located is one of the most important areas for new urbanization in China. The central government has put forward national strategies such as the “One Belt and One Road” and ...

N#5 Comparison of old and new town planning

Ng Tsz Lok

In the 1986 plan, we can see the obvious move in terms of urban layout – considering the whole area of Tianjin Municipality, the layout structure has gradually developed from a single centric to a polycentric urban cluster. It is planned to form three urban agglomerations with the central urban area, Tanggu, and Jixian as ...

Narrative II – Tanggu: A coastal land of potentials [Detail Planning of Tanggu in 1988]

Lee Wing Yan

Binhai area comprises three urban districts next to Bohai Bay and along Hahei River, including Tanggu, Hangu, Dagang, covering an area of around 2,300 sq. km. Under the ambitions of 1986 Tianjin Urban Planning Project, industrial development moved to Binhai and it was seen as a gateway to the world. Detail planning and construction work ...

N#4 Shifting focus: Rise of Tanggu and polycentricity

Ng Tsz Lok

N#4 Shifting focus: Rise of Tanggu and polycentricity Previous narrative: N#3 Roles of Tianjin under Reform and Opening up Tianjin as a coastal city has been envisioned to be a strategic location to experiment with R&O policy. Rather than the original city center Heping area, shifting development focus to Binhai Tanggu, the east coast of Tianjin has ...

N#3 Roles of Tianjin under Reform and Opening up

Ng Tsz Lok

N#3 Roles of Tianjin under Reform and Opening up Previous narrative: N#2 Tianjin TEDA of hope Opening up the coastal city towards the international is suggested by Deng as an economic strategy. The government proposed to further open up a list of 14 coastal cities in the joint symposium in march 1984, held by the Central Secretariat ...

N#2 Tianjin TEDA of hope

Ng Tsz Lok

N#2 Tianjin TEDA of hope

N#2 Tianjin TEDA of hope Previous narrative:N#1 Tianjin before Reform and opening up The reform and open-door policy of China began with the adoption of a new economic development strategy at the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCPCC) in late 1978. Under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese ...

N#1 Tianjin before Reform and opening up

Ng Tsz Lok

N#1 Tianjin before Reform and opening up

N#1 Tianjin before Reform and opening up Before 1978, China was devastated by the cultural revolution, on both societal and economical aspects. Because of a sociopolitical movement in China from 1966 until 1976 Launched by Mao Zedong, Chairman of the Communist Party of China (CPC), its stated goal was to preserve Chinese Communism by purging remnants ...

Historical Documents


H#2 Tianjin1986 urban district and coastal region planning project

Ng Tsz Lok

H#3 Special Economic Zones – China’s great open door

Ng Tsz Lok

H#4 国务院批转《全国城市规划工作会议纪要》

Ng Tsz Lok

Historical Document V – People contributed in the development of Tanggu

Lee Wing Yan

Historical Document IV – Official Maps including Tanggu from 1939-1988

Lee Wing Yan

Historical Document III – Tanggu population chart

Lee Wing Yan

Historical Document I – 1984 Existing Plan of Tianjin

Lee Wing Yan

Historical Document II – Major maps in 1986 Tianjin Urban Planning Project

Lee Wing Yan

History Document 5:  The Function Transformation of Binhai New Area

Wu Xiaoye

History Document 4:Tianjin Binhai New Area as an urban area

Wu Xiaoye

History Document 3:Road network with beltways and radial arterials (三环十四射) within central district

Wu Xiaoye

History Document 2: The birth of Technical Economic Development Zones

Wu Xiaoye

History Document 1:Historical significance of Tanggu Area

Wu Xiaoye

Historical Document # 5 [Comparison – Chongqing] Singapore and China: Scaling new peaks together

Sara Vicente

Historical Document # 3 [Theoretical Anatomy – Contemporary Evolution of the Garden City]

Sara Vicente

Historical Document # 2 [Project Details – Socially Harmonious] Tianjin Eco-City – What is the policy, vision, or objective of the town?

Sara Vicente

Historical Document # 1 [Background – Economic] China looks to Tianjin as beacon for economy

Sara Vicente

Historical Document # 4 [Criticism – Economically Sustainable] Reflection on the Theory of Sustainable Development in Economics

Zhang Jiaqi

Historical Document # 4 [Criticism – Socially Harmonious] China’s ‘eco-cities’: empty of hospitals, shopping centres and people

Sara Vicente

[Introduction] Group Research Structure: A Matrix of Key Perspectives Investigated

Wei Gongqi

Historical Document # 5 [Comparison – Suzhou Industrial Park] Another Perspective of Suzhou Industrial Park: Troubled Suzhou Project Proves a Lesson for Singapore

Zhang Jiaqi

Historical Document # 3 [Theoretical Anatomy – New Urbanism and Green Urbanism] News about Construction of the Main City Center of SSTEC

Zhang Jiaqi

Historical Document # 2 [Project Details – Economically Sustainable] News: Fake GDP of Binhai New Area, Tianjin’s Economy Falls

Zhang Jiaqi

Historical Document # 1 [Background – Political] Tianjin Urban Master Plan (2005-2020)

Zhang Jiaqi

Historic Document # 5 [Comparison – Cao Yang New Village] A Report Including Design Details of Cao Yang Xin Cun to the Shanghai Planning and Construction Administration Bureau by Wang Dingzeng

Wei Gongqi

Historic Document # 4 [Criticism – Ecological Friendly] The Thriving Salt Business in the Marsh Land of Tianjin

Wei Gongqi

Historical Document # 2 [Project Details – Ecological Friendly] A Video Recording the Advanced Purification Technology Used to Clean up the Contaminated Salt-Lake

Wei Gongqi

Historical Document # 1 [Background – Geographic] Notice on Issuing the Outline of the “11th Five-Year Plan” for National Economic and Social Development of Tianjin Binhai New Area

Wei Gongqi

Historical Document # 3 [Theoretical Anatomy – The Neighborhood Unit] Clarence Perry’s Diagrammatic Model of “Neighborhood Unit”

Wei Gongqi

Material Construction Project for Tianjin Special Municipality City and Building Form

Guo Yukuan Crystal

 

Bibliography


B#5 Polycentric urban development and urban amenities: Evidence from Chinese cities

Ng Tsz Lok

B#4 天津滨海新区史话

Ng Tsz Lok

B#3 邓小平文选

Ng Tsz Lok

Bibliography III – A Study on the History of Tianjin Early-Modern City Planning

Lee Wing Yan

Bibliography V – Tianjin Urban History Atlas

Lee Wing Yan

Bibliography IV – Tanggu District Chronicles 塘沽區志

Lee Wing Yan

Bibliography II – Oral History of Tianjin’s Reform and Opening up 天津改革開放口述史

Lee Wing Yan

Bibliography 5:Coordinated development of Binhai New Area and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region

Wu Xiaoye

Bibliography 4: Tianjin Binhai New Area as an urban area

Wu Xiaoye

Bibliography 3. Problems of the Urban Layout of  “One Pole Picks Two Ends”

Wu Xiaoye

Bibliography 2:Urban Layout of  “One Pole Picks Two Ends”

Wu Xiaoye

Bibliography 1:Historical Significance of Tanggu Area—塘沽区志

Wu Xiaoye

Bibliography I – Tianjin City Planing Documentation 天津市城市規劃志

Lee Wing Yan

Bibliography # 5 [Comparison – Chongqing] Singapore-China Relations: Building Substantive Ties amidst Challenges

Sara Vicente

Bibliography # 4 [Criticism – Socially Harmonious] Antecedents of Residents’ Repurchase Intention of Green Residential Building: Case Study of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city

Sara Vicente

Bibliography # 3 [Theoretical Anatomy – Contemporary Evolution of the Garden City] From Garden City to Eco-urbanism: The quest for sustainable neighborhood development

Sara Vicente

Bibliography # 1 [Background – Economic] Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies

Sara Vicente

Bibliography # 2 [Project Details – Socially Harmonious] ‘Eco’ for Whom? Envisioning Eco-urbanism in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city, China

Sara Vicente

Bibliography # 4 [Criticism – Economically Sustainable] China’s Economic Growth: Towards Sustainable Economic Development and Social Justice

Zhang Jiaqi

[Introduction] Group Research Structure: A Matrix of Key Perspectives Investigated

Wei Gongqi

Bibliography # 5 [Comparison – Suzhou Industrial Park] Singapore-China Relations: 50 Years

Zhang Jiaqi

Bibliography # 3 [Theoretical Anatomy – New Urbanism and Green Urbanism] Charter of the New Urbanism

Zhang Jiaqi

Bibliography # 2 [Project Details – Economically Sustainable] Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City: Features of a Model of Sustainable Living

Zhang Jiaqi

Bibliography # 1 [Background – Political] Aerial Photo of Downtown Tianjin and Binhai New Area

Zhang Jiaqi

Bibliographic Item # 5 [Comparison – Cao Yang New Village] The Failure of the Rose Villa (蔷薇园新村) Sharing Similarities with Both Cao Yang New Village and the SSTEC

Wei Gongqi

Bibliographic Item # 4 [Criticism – Ecological Friendly] “Sterile Waste Land” as an Overstated Excuse to Impose Drastic Transformation of the Marsh Land in Tianjin

Wei Gongqi

Bibliographic Item # 3 [Theoretical Anatomy – The Neighborhood Unit] Criticisms of the Neighborhood Unit and Communities Gated by Greens in the SSTEC

Wei Gongqi

Bibliographic Item # 2 [Project Details – Ecological Friendly] Materializing “Green Capitalism” – Construction of Eco-Cities around the World

Wei Gongqi

Bibliographic Item # 1 [Background – Geographic] Reclaiming Costal Lands to Build an “Eco-City” and Its “Anti-Eco” Impacts on the Marine Environment

Wei Gongqi

Bibliography 4: Analysis on relationship between concessions and modernization process of Tianjin

Huang Xinliu Ruby

 

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