Great cities are not built overnight. But we can get started. The Liveable Cities Challenge started as a design competition back in 2014, but we have now revamped the LCC as a medium-term program to help mayors and key local officials develop comprehensive, replicable, and implementable solutions to improve the liveability of their cities. The Challenge’s vision is an accelerated trend towards designing, building, and developing competitive, sustainable, and resilient Philippine cities.
The program will be a three-phased challenge: design, financing, and implementation of projects focusing on four major (4) key issues in urban development that are critical for liveability: GovTech (E-Government), or technologically-enabled government systems; Resilience of the city from natural and man-made disasters; Mobility and accessible transportation for goods and people; and Basic Services.