After two and a half months of intense research and design work, the internship program is drawing to an end. The work has been foundational towards the development of the Master Plan document. The following summarizes several of the overall outcomes of the design and principle goals for the Anam City.
ECONOMIC & SOCIAL GROWTH
A vibrant economy, building on regional strength in agriculture and an abundance of natural resources like clay & bamboo will accelerate growth and prosperity. Generously distributed community facilities to support good health and educational advancement, as well as public amenities such as parks and recreational spaces will improve the quality of life for residents.
The physical design of the city and supporting activities will nurture sound environmental stewardship. Regionally appropriate architecture will respond better to the tropical conditions and promote responsible resource use. Protecting the existing ecosystem will also create a healthier and more enjoyable city environment.
The city’s infrastructure demands will be met by a distributed network of small-scale energy, water & waste systems. A balance of low cost and state-of-the-art technologies will tap into extensive renewable energy resources such as solar and biomass and will balance with ecologically sound water & waste infrastructure. Smart information technologies will also optimize system performance by increasing efficient monitoring and minimizing resource waste.