Located on the central-western side of Negros Island, Silay City hosts the newly built international airport servicing the island’s air transport requirements. With this development in place, the city is currently evolving from being a laid-back, dormitory community to being a tourism and transport node, and potentially the region’s biofuel center and economic zone.
The planned city extension (PCE) seeks to address this potential and lead the city to more sustainable and inclusive urban development. UN-Habitat’s Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (ASUD) programme seeks to address urban development issues affecting today’s cities.
It integrates three pillars—governance and legislation, finance and economy, and planning and design—in developing planned city extensions (PCEs). PCEs represent an alternative to unplanned urban expansion characterized by sprawling, segregated, and poorly connected developments.