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 $14bn 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.
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Over the next three decades, the Philippines aims to build out New Clark about 75 miles outside Manila.
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.
New Clark will be divided into five districts, each with a specific function: government, business, education, agriculture, and recreation.
While New Clark’s exact design is not fleshed out, developers say the urban plan will prioritise environmental sustainability and climate resilience.