Planning



Using mahogany in our reforestation programs may be ecological suicide

It's not only about how many trees we should plant, but also what kind. We may be inadvertently propagating dead zones.


The geography of risk and resilience in Guiuan, the first town hit by Haiyan

Guiuan has come to terms with the hard truth: there are no safe or unsafe zones; there are only places of varying risk, and the people’s capacity to adapt in their places.


The Mornings After: Escolta Block Parties are more than one-night affairs

With a new wave of tenants and building owners, the Escolta creative movement is transforming Manila’s old downtown.


5 public transit systems the Philippines can learn from

Here are five cities from across the world the Philippines can learn from when it comes to planning public transportation systems


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