by Benjamin de la Pena and Dinna Louise C. Dayao, interaksyon.com
Two big projects that were recently made public could play key roles in the future of our megacity.
MMDA announced a process to create Greenprint 2030, “a green development blueprint for Metro Manila.” The plan will include a “spatial strategy that will guide the urban form of the metropolis, primary infrastructure, green systems, and the clustering of economic activities to improve livability.”
Quezon City passed an ordinance that designated 250 hectares in the largest city in the National Capital Region as the new Quezon City Central Business District (QC-CBD). The law includes a master plan and new zoning and land use regulations for the future CBD.
What will these projects mean for our megacity?
In a survey we posted earlier this year, we asked, “What should the vision for Metro Manila include?” The top two answers were “a program to make the megacity cleaner and greener” and “a program to make it easier to get around the megacity.” Both answers are really about creating a megacity that puts people, not cars, first.