Makati City, Philippines

2013 challenge

Makati City is one of 16 municipalities that make up metro Manila, the capital of the Philippines and the financial center in the country. It has one of the richest local governments in the Philippines on a per capita basis and hosts headquarters of many business enterprises, business process outsourcing locations, and IT parks. The city has a population of approximately a half million at night, and swells to 4.1 million during the work day. For the city to remain a vibrant business hub, it must address the severe traffic congestion that plagues the city. Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. asked IBM to develop a roadmap to address the city’s traffic congestion challenges.