Planning



Cycle City: What does it take to make bike lanes work?

Why bicycles as a mode of transport work in the Netherlands


Pobs before the pubs: Poblacion heritage you need to know

Old Poblacion, although modest in scale, evolved to create a small town that conveys the heritage form of the place before Makati transformed into a modern city.


Did we even learn our design lessons after Typhoon Ondoy?

On reconstructing urban landscapes of disastrous designs into design for disasters


Find out what makes an authentic ecolodge

These hideaways reconcile man-made and natural environments by getting the best of both worlds.


Square one: Malcolm Square rehab breathes new life into Baguio

Baguio City's new Malcolm Square designed by 90 Design Studio reintroduces the city's once underutilized public space


Can we really design discipline into our “nakamamatay” streets?

All the signs point to the glaring truth—nobody reads the signs.


Metro Manila Subway Project to break ground in Q4

Since its green light from NEDA in 2017 and loan agreement with JICA earlier this 2018, the Metro Manila Subway Project groundbreaking is now set


Does Manila really need another reclamation?

An urban planner and founding commissioner of the former Metro Manila Commission (now MMDA) crafts an argument against the madness


Zamboanga footbridge collapse wake up call for housing officials

With the collapse of a Zamboanga footbridge during an official inspection, substandard housing projects are now in the spotlight.


Is it really possible to farm in Boracay Island?

Will the DENR find ways to farm in the disputed lands of Boracay Island within the six-month closure of the island?


Para! Check out these kooky gadgets for your next Jeepney ride

Contending with the Jeepney’s stubborn will to exist longer than our great-grandchildren’s great-grandchildren


The politics and problems of placemaking in the Philippines

Ever craving perfection in the public realm, the long-suffering Paulo Alcazaren calls all his projects “a limited success”