Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City is a cooperation project between Singapore and China that seeks not only to be sustainable, but also practical, scalable and replicable. A number of challenges exist at the site chosen for this unique project, in particular, scarce and polluted water resources. An urban landscape design that is water sensitive and maximises utilisation of stormwater as a resource and improves surface water quality is currently being prepared. Rationale and general design approach including unique challenges are discussed. Preliminary sizing and siting is presented. It is concluded that relevant overseas experience can be successfully applied in the Chinese context and that a Water Sensitive Urban Design and in particular, stormwater BMPs, are a key component of a sustainable Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City.
- Best Management Practices (BMPs)
- landscape design
- water quality
- Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)
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