At the heart of the development of New Clark City (NCC) spans a 44.48-hectare Central Park. It is an open space intrinsic to the central business district of NCC to encourage community engagement, alleviate impacts of pollution, and generally improve the disposition of the city’s dwellers. The Central Park will be connected to a city-wide ‘Park Connector Network’ (PCN) that links open spaces with bioswales and protected green areas, and provide recreational public spaces for the NCC community.
The project rationale for the NCC Central Park is included in the terms of reference of the Integrated Sustainability Plan for NCC. The objectives of the project is to integrate the overall open space network of the city that will become the benchmark and symbol of parks in the Philippines. The project also stresses the importance of planning the city’s permeability for the benefit of pedestrians and non-motorized transport modes.
The phases of Central Park will be determined by the Integrated Sustainability Plan for NCC. In terms of infrastructure, construction of an 850,000 m3 retention pond for rainwater collection, bioswales and landscaping works, and provision of park furniture will be included in its construction. Phase 1: -Baseline Study -Preliminary Feasibility Study -Design Review of the NCC Master Plan (including the master plan of locators -KPI Benchmarks -Social Situation Analysis and Impact Assessment -External Institutional Situation Analysis and Impact Assessment -Internal Institutional Situation Analysis and Impact Assessment -Geodetic Survey of the NCC Central Park -Ecosystems Study of the NCC Central Park
-Setting-up and Institutionalization Plan of the NCC Sustainability Unit -Conceptual Design of the NCC Central Park -Detailed Design of the NCC Central Park -Site Development Plan for the Integrated Housing and Livelihood Area/s within NCC -Final Feasibility Study -TOR in the Implementation of the NCC Central Park -Citywide Recommendations for Public Space -Citywide Recommendations for Housing Strategy and Sustainable Livelihood
-Training and Capacity Building for the Setting-up of the NCC Sustainability Unit -Training and Capacity Building for Implementation of Housing Strategy and Sustainable Livelihood -Training and Capacity Building for the Development and Management of the NCC Central Park
Concept Stage: Specific projects are identified and conceptualized. There exists a basic economic model.
In Metro Manila, where the country’s most prosperous cities can be found, only 12% remain as green spaces according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The World Health Organization recommends the maintenance of green spaces, especially in densely populated urban areas as these networks play a critical role in cooling crowded settlements, enabling physical activity, promoting relaxation, and providing refuge from noise. New Clark City is envisioned to be different from Metro Manila. It will be built from scratch and crafted for the benefit of its future dwellers. NCC Central Park is proposed to complement the urbanization of the economic zone to allow people and nature to thrive together. This also symbolizes the significance of the coexistence of sustainable development and economic growth–– an important connection that is absent in the highly urbanized cities in the Philippines.
NCC is being developed to spur economic growth in the northern and central regions of the Philippines. Primary beneficiaries are the residents of Region III (Central Region), which is composed of seven (7) provinces. It is expected to gather 1.2 million population upon full development.
SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-being
Open spaces offer a large number of benefits to urban space dwellers. The Central Park provides a combination of open and green space extending throughout the NCC development, which enables easy access to parks. The Central Park is also proposed to create opportunity for physical activity, while the presence of scenic green spaces is intended to reduce stress and anxiety brought about by highly urbanized developments.
SDG 10 – Reduced Inequality
The NCC Central Park is a public space meant for community engagement. The open space is intended to foster positive community participation where the city’s residents can connect and interact.
SDG 11 -Sustainable Cities and Communities
As part of the resource management of NCC Central Park, it will feature a retention pond for efficient stormwater harvesting. The park will also ensure the city’s permeability through its park connector network ––the connecting paths that branch out from the Central Park throughout the city’s developed areas, and open and green spaces.
A. The implementation of the Integrated Sustainability Plan for New Clark City is dependent on the Global Cities Future Programme Prosperity Fund offered by the UK Government.
B. The baseline studies on the existing population within the boundary of NCC is unavailable
C. The Key Performance Indicators need to be further expounded to ensure conformity to international standards. There is a need to procure a service provider to validate the status of the KPIs and benchmarking criteria
A business continuity plan will be drafted before the implementation of the first phase of the project.
Public Private Partnership
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The implementation of the project requires a comprehensive study on the integrated sustainability plan that will further establish a framework that echoes the Sustainable Development Goals.
Bases Conversion and Development Authority is committed to create an interim sustainability unit, which includes training and localization of the SDGs to ensure proper implementation of KPI benchmarks.
Bases Conversion and Development Authority- Atty. Joanna Eileen M. Capones (Vice President, Investment Promotions and Marketing Department)
Cities Investment Platform in progress - updates pending
Project featured on the Cities Investment Platform, which was launched at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)
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