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Megaworld Builds ‘Townships Of The Future”

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Manila, Philippines–Property giant Megaworld is embarking on a company-wide program to “future-proof” its developments around the country via the creation of “iTownships.”

Following its 28-year leadership in bringing about the “live-work-play” concept of property developments in the Philippines, which gave birth to the industry-wide term “townships,” the company is elevating its own standards by incorporating digital technology, design innovations, and connectivity into its townships.

“We have assigned teams to study how we can seamlessly integrate smart technology and innovations into our townships. In this fast-changing digital world, we see the importance of aligning our developments to quickly adapt to the disruptions, which we perceive as opportunities,” said Megaworld Senior Vice President Kevin Tan in a statement.

Among the projects to be implemented under the “iTownships” program include the digitization of customer service and payment processes; integration of smart home technology in residential units; utilization of digital technology and energy-efficient materials in structural designs; creation of Township Operation Centers across all developments, which maximizes 24/7 security and safety monitoring and emergency response; urban art installations; creative pedestrian crosswalks, and smart parking systems, which include the provision for electric vehicle charging in mall developments, among others.

Sustainable features will also be at the core of the program such as the conversion of old streetlights to LED and solar-powered lights, green roofing of office buildings, and provision of vertical green spaces.

“iTownships will become our new brand in ‘creating the townships of the future.’ It’s about innovation, integration, internet, and interconnectivity. Having these features in our townships do not only make our developments ‘future-ready’, but they also allow us to take greater steps towards sustainability and environmental responsibility,” explained Tan. (Press Release)

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