UrbanLab’s visioning plan for Yuanjiang — a fast-growing city in China’s Hunan Province — proposes strategies to strengthen its natural assets, increase economic activity, and create agriculture-based residential districts. Focusing on six core components — water, ecology, new economies, agriculture, community, and mobility — the plan seeks to create resilient infrastructure around freshwater to spur commercial growth. Designed for implementation over three phases, the plan benefits Yuanjiang’s existing residents by encouraging organic growth and fostering new opportunities for agricultural activity and eco-tourism based on water sports. The plan improves conditions for current industrial activity, while supporting the transition to an economy centered on abundant freshwater supplies. Specifically, UrbanLab’s master plan details the creation of the Yuanjiang Freshwater Eco-Industrial Park, which is a cluster of cooperating industries seeking long-term water security to make products, materials and technologies that require large amounts of freshwater. Situated along ZhongLian Avenue (the main commercial corridor), these industries collectively foster a new water-based identity for Yuanjiang. The master plan calls for investments in sustainable infrastructure to support Yuanjiang Freshwater Eco-Industrial Park. Longterm strategies for water management combine existing and planned infrastructure for treatment and reuse. The plan also calls for the creation of several mixed-use neighborhoods with good transit connections and waterfront access. The architecture, circulation, and landscape strategies build on the character of Yuanjiang and promote a seamless integration with the city’s built environment. The ultimate goal is to re-energize the area and help shape a new global identity for this up-and-coming Chinese city.