Utility spaces such as military facilities, water treatment plants and power stations serve a specific need at a period of time. As some of these spaces are superseded by newer technologies and are relocated, they offer great opportunity to be transformed and repurposed into usable social and economic drivers within the community. Mr Arnel Casanova will be sharing his experiences in transforming former military bases and properties into premier centres that have catalysed the economy. These developments, such as Clark Green City and Bonifacio Global City, are master-planned developments that incorporated principles of sustainable developments, walkability and urban greenery. He will also discuss how economic development can be used as a tool for peace and security in the context of urban development and advent of megacities.
Cheong Kay Teck