Planning



How do we make sure Asia’s megacities are healthy cities?

AECOM's Sean Chiao shares his four-point framework for planning Asian cities


Harvard GSD Dean on why “sustainable” is not enough

Mohsen 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