- World Economic Forum collaborates with City of Tianjin and China Center for Urban Development to support Future of Urban Development Initiative.
- Move aims to foster greater collaboration to create innovative urbanization models.
- Project will focus initially on intelligent transport systems and innovation incubation in Tianjin then expand to cities around the world.
- For more information about the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012, please visit: http://www.weforum.org/newchampions
Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, 13 September 2012 – The World Economic Forum today announced its inaugural collaboration with the City of Tianjin and the China Center for Urban Development in support of its Future of Urban Development Initiative.
The Future of Urban Development Initiative is a new undertaking, convened by the World Economic Forum, which aims to provide a neutral setting for mayors, ministers, the private sector and other experts to develop strategies for addressing the major urban challenges of the 21st century. In a significant move to accelerate the transition towards innovative urban models, Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, has been named as the inaugural city of the initiative. The China Center for Urban Development will serve as the Regional Urban Development Collaborator in the Greater China region.