Planning



Harvard GSD Dean on why “sustainable” is not enough

Moshen Mostafavi puts forward an idea that goes beyond constructing a more energy-efficient environment


The Juggling Act of an Urban Planner

For urban planners, it is never enough to vault through the fiery hoops of stakeholders to execute a well-laid plan. They also have to manage a circus of claimants over the landscape.


Sitio Ubos: What remains when heritage conservation fails

Partial interventions rarely work in urban revitalization. Only a massive and systematic effort can bring life back to a blighted historic town.


Notes from a metaphysical site analysis

Cultivate kinship with the site to create harmony between tourism development and environment conservation


Walk through Makati with a British urbanist

The good, the bad, and the ungainly: Richard Coleman reveals the importance of scale in Makati


Passageways Between Light and Dark in the Ortigas Business District

Jed Gomez narrates a psychogeographical journey of idiosyncratic encounters across the Ortigas CBD.