Skip to main content

All within 15 minutes: Urban planning concept city to rise in Pasay

 

For the modern urban dweller, 15 minutes is a lot of time. 


A lot of productive things can be done – a high-intensity, interval training (HITT) workout or run a 1.5-kilometer route, clearing your emails, meditating, catching up on the news, or preparing a quick smoothie – all within 15 minutes. 


But for the Metro Manila commuter, 15 minutes is barely enough to get from point A to point B. During rush hour, it is most likely that within this time, you still haven’t moved an inch.

 

Ever heard of the 15-minute city? It’s a modern urban planning concept that puts people and the planet first. The term was coined by Paris-based urbanist and Sorbonne University professor Carlos Moreno wherein he said that the ideal neighborhood or city is built in such a way where work, food, housing, education and cultural activities can be easily accessed within 15 minutes, whether by foot or by using a bike. 



An artist’s render of a 15-minute city, where work, food, housing, education and cultural activities are easily within reach.

Pasay City, in its forward-looking 360-hectare smart city development, aims to create an innovative tropical 15-minute city for over 300,000 residents. 

Situated at the edge of a densely-packed and overpopulated metropolis perpetually in a traffic gridlock, this city will provide respite to its residents and visitors with sustainable, inclusive, safe, and healthy living where all their needs can be accessed within reach. 

Among its intended features, the project is envisioned to have low carbon and safe mobility networks with multimodal public transport services and enhanced infrastructure that prioritizes active mobility like walking and biking. There will be parking lots equipped with electric vehicle charging stations, dedicated bike lanes, easily accessible public transport hubs, and unimpeded pedestrian walkways.

An artist’s rendition of a soon-to-rise 15-minute city in Pasay

This assures lower transportation costs, less carbon emissions, and most importantly, healthier and happier people. No more long and tiring queues at the EDSA bus carousel or sitting hours on end in the middle of EDSA traffic. 

The project has been thoughtfully planned and designed for many years, and finally it has received the green light by government to proceed. In fact, no less than Albay 2nd district Rep. Joey Salceda highlighted how the Pasay-led project is expected to earn billions in real estate assets for the government. 

Revenues from the project will generate a massive multiplier effect on our gross domestic product (GDP) and an estimated 300,000 new jobs from 2027 to 2040. By 2035, it is projected to employ 4% of the National Capital Region’s (NCR) total work force.

The Pasay 360 Project will be a city that nurtures lives and livelihood, is expected to revitalize the economy, and hone the next generation of Filipino leaders. It can be a source of pride for Filipinos as we push towards the 22nd century. 


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Sony releases the latest addition to the CineAlta digital cinema camera line, the “BURANO”

    Sony Philippines has officially launched the BURANO Camera in the Philippines, Sony’s latest addition to the CineAlta digital cinema camera lineup that introduces a new era in cinematography. Professional filmmakers, aspiring film students, and photography enthusiasts alike were given the opportunity to witness Sony’s vision to create an innovative, next-generation digital cinema camera that aims to redefine the cinema shooting experience. Launched in Green Sun Makati, BURANO was unveiled to participants from all over the film industry and academe. Present as well were internationally renowned cinematographer, director, and producer O Sing-Pui along with award-winning cinematographer and Sony Alpha professional JA Tadena, sharing their takes on high-quality cinematography that underlined Sony’s contribution to redefining the cinema shooting experience with the BURANO’s next-generation features. The launch was moderated by Sony Product Expert and commercial director Nigel Laxamana.

Citadines Roces Quezon City Opens: Your Gateway to City Living

  “As we take on this exciting journey, we hope to create a dynamic environment that’s one with the vibrant spirit of Quezon City. We look forward to crafting a future where every guest grows their love for the city in every second they stay with us," said Thea Peregrino, Residence Manager.  Citadines Roces Quezon City understands the pulse of today's urban explorers, offering a seamless blend of comfort, convenience, and style. The property's 185 well-appointed apartments serve as a sanctuary, allowing you to capture the city's vibrant essence while enjoying the privacy of your own space. With six main room categories: Studio Deluxe, Studio Executive, One Bedroom Deluxe, One Bedroom Executive, One Bedroom Premier, Two Bedroom Premier, and Three Bedroom Premier, everyone can find inspiration in the comfort of Citadines. All rooms are designed to optimize the use of space, putting your comfort as a top priority. That’s not all - in addition to the well-designed apartmen

Shang showcases the best of today’s Chinese cinema with 18th Spring Film Festival

  Shangri-La Plaza , the hub of world cinema in the Philippines, is starting off a brand-new year of exciting film fests, arts and cultural events, and partnerships with various embassies with the beloved Spring Film Festival as it returns to the Red Carpet Cinema for its 18th year from January 23 to 30 .   Initiated in partnership with the Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies , Ateneo Celadon , and Film Development Council of the Philippines , and with the enduring support of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China , the 18th Spring Film Festival offers more than just a simple cultural exchange. It gives Filipinos a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and expands their knowledge about one of the world’s biggest film industries.   Catch renowned Hong Kong director Andrew Lau’s The Captain , a gripping action thriller based on the real-life Sichuan Airlines Flight 8633 incident where a windshield shuttered abruptly after take-off. As the temperature rapi