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 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.