The Philippines is planning a $14 billion ‘pollution-free’ city that will be larger than Manhattan

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A rendering of New Clark, a planned city for the Philippines. BCDA Group Manila, the hyper-dense capital of The Philippines, is known for its traffic jams. In a 2016 survey , navigation company Waze ranked Manila as having the "worst traffic on Earth." The city’s reliance on cars also exacerbates its growing air-pollution problem . As a possible solution to Manila’s smog and gridlock, the country plans to build an entirely new, more sustainable city called New Clark. Plans for the $14 billion development — which will be larger than Manhattan — call for drones, driverless cars, technologies that will reduce buildings’ water and energy usage, a giant sports complex, and plenty of green space. Take a look below. 1/21 Over the next three decades, the Philippines aims to build out New Clark about 75 miles outside Manila. BCDA Group Source: CNBC 2/21 According to the development’s plan, the city will eventually stretch 36 square miles — a land area larger than Manhattan — and house up to 2 million people. BCDA Group Source: The Inquirer 3/21 New Clark will be divided into five districts, each with a specific function: government, business, education, agriculture, and recreation. BCDA Group 4/21 […]

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