Changing China: Integration of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei
Whilst modern development provides a vast array of transformative advantages, a major obstacle eventually cracks the surface of prosperity in every urban centre - unsustainability. Pollution, traffic congestion, over-population, expanding infrastructures and high demand on resources emerge in the maturing of a modern city, and Beijing is no different.
Enveloped by Hebei province and neighbouring Tianjin, the coordination of what is known as the Jin-Jing-Ji region offers a sustainable solution to the problems of the capital’s accelerated urbanization. By integrating Beijing with Tianjin’s port facilities and Hebei’s resources, jobs, services and populations can be redistributed through a priority-driven focus. Maximising the industrial capabilities of each region creates a format that centres around the essential, and many government agencies and business enterprises have already begun to relocate. Furthermore, coordinated urban development policies ensure environmental sustainability, whilst simultaneously overcoming and protecting against obstacles to urban development.
As a result, a greater balance is created throughout the Jing-Jin-Ji region, an economic triangle that ensures both opportunity and urban welfare.