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Book Launch Symposium of “Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities” (Chinese Version)
Book Launch
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

November 8, 2011

Press Release (English) (pdf file)

Press Release (Chinese) (pdf file)

The Chinese version of the World Bank’s “Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities” book was launched in Beijing on November 8, 2011. Eco² Cities ( is a sustainable urban development initiative launched by the World Bank as part of its Urban and Local Government Strategy. The Eco² Cities approach is a point of departure for cities that would like to reap the many benefits of ecological and economic sustainability in their great synergy. Eco² Book provides an analytical and operational framework that offers strategic guidance to cities on sustainable and integrated urban development. The Eco² Book also introduces a set of practical tools to materialize its concept and principles on sustainable urban development. At the same time case studies are used throughout the book to provide a matter-of-fact and ground-level perspective. The Eco² framework is flexible and easily customized to the context of each country or city. Based on the particular circumstances and the development priorities of a city, the application of the framework can contribute to the development of a unique action plan or roadmap in each case.

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Date and Time: 16h30-18h00,Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Venue: Tsinghua University, Beijing

Agenda of the Book Launch 

  • Key Note Speech, “Ecological Cities as Economic Cities” by Hiroaki Suzuki, Principal Author of Eco² Book, Lead Urban Specialist, Economic Finance and Urban Department of the World Bank (English presentation with Chinese translation)
  • “Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City – Its Vision, Concept and Implementation:” by Dr. Lin Xuefeng, Vice Chairman, Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Administrative Committee
  • Comments by Dr. Mao Qizhi, Associate Dean of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
  • Press Interview

Last updated: March 21, 2012

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