As part of the ULI Philippines’ commitment to bring leaders in the field of real estate and land use policy and to exchange best practices in the service of communities, the Chairman of the ULI Philippines Country Council, Carlos S. Rufino of The Net Group, hosted an executive discussion on the “Ten Principles for a Sustainable Approach to New Development” at the Transnational Diversified Group office in Net Quad, Bonifacio Global City, Manila, Philippines on 14th of September, 2011. Dr. Sujata S. Govada of Urban Design & Planning Consultants Limited, the Project Director and Report Author presented the principles to a diverse audience. Simon Treacy, Chairman of ULI South Asia, was also present during the event.
These principles, as applied to Hong Kong, were focused on formulating an alternative approach that will result in more sustainable development that are better integrated with adjacent areas, environmentally friendly, and pedestrian and transit oriented in order to improve the quality of life of the people while adding long –term value for the city.
According to Carlos, The Ten Principles of Sustainable Approach to New Development for Metro Manila’s Urban Core+ will begin on May 11, 2012 and the report is expected to be launched by end of this year.