The Philippines is starting over with a new $14B “pollution-free” city

Construction of the new city will begin in 2022

Bidding has began for companies interested in conducting the design, building, financing, or operations of the Philippines’ new city.

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Known as New Clark City, the developers leading the project, BCDA Group and Surbana Jurong, plan to build most of the new eco-city’s infrastructure through private-public partnerships, according to Business Insider.

The next city is about 75 miles outside the country’s capital city of Manila is expected to cover about 36 square miles and eventually house 2 million residents. Developers say the city’s construction and design will be oriented around new amenities frequently associated with smart cities like drones, driverless cars as well as green building technologies to make structures more efficient in terms of water and energy usage. [Business Insider]Erin Hudson