Port City, Colombo’s (PCC) vision is to be the benchmark in environmental friendliness and sustainability. A place where environmentally friendly people, organizations and visitors will want to live and do business. It will be a place where the residents and the transient population will be allowed to practice their environmentally friendly habits. To be a show piece city to the rest of the world.
It will be a green city, with open areas, waterways and parks. A city where good public transport options and a layout that will be conducive to walking and cycling, will reduce the troubles of heavy traffic. It will be a city where you will see green roofs, car parks with abundant tree shading and renewable energy installed. It will be a city that will promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle to all inhabitants, both human and animal.
In keeping with its commitment to a completely sustainable city that extends beyond the reach of our scope as a master developer, PCC also plans to incorporate sustainability guidelines for third party developers to abide by when developing their individual plots of land.
PCC will be a modern city where the design and facilities make it easy to have a sustainable lifestyle without compromising the quality of the services delivered.
An integrated approach for management of energy, water and waste in Port City, Colombo (PCC) are chosen to strive for long term environmental sustainability and a comfortable environment for the citizens.
Colombo has maintained a 'green identity' despite a densely developed city centre. Recreation nodes such as Galle Face Beach, Beira lake and Viharamabedevi Park are iconic destinations of the city. Future transport and pedestrian developments will connect these areas to the Fort and PCC development.
The proposed zipper green system is an effective way to integrate the new and existing central business district (CBD) as well as to create a pedestrian friendly environment. This creates opportunities to develop an internal green & blue system which will seamlessly connect pedestrians and cyclists in the new Colombo City Centre.
The overall goal is to reduce negative environmental impact. The city's emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants to air and sea are to be minimized through prioritization of pedestrian and cycling transport planning.
Water resources should be protected and secured for present and future generations through efficient water management. PCC will minimize portable water for irrigation through rainwater harvesting approach. Low impact development solutions are utilized throughout the city for harvesting of storm water.
Well-functioning waste separation will reduce the demand for sanitary landfill space, reduce the cost for landfill construction and operation. Through waste management best practices, PCC hopes to reduce the environmental impact from waste disposal and reduce emissions of green-house gases from open dumps and improve health conditions.