The Future of Urban Development Initiative: Tianjin Champion City Strategy

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, was selected as the inaugural Champion City of the World Economic Forum’s Future of Urban Development Initiative in January 2012. As the inaugural city, Tianjin gained access to a multistakeholder group of global industry leaders and experts to collaboratively strategize on the city’s specific urban challenges and goals, and to catalyze action through a seven-step project action model. The city selected two goals to address through this approach: tackling traffic congestion and growing its services sector. This report captures the six strategic recommendations for Tianjin that resulted from this collaborative process. Further, it outlines a path to implementation supported by the industry leaders and experts involved.

24 January 2013