Planning



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”


What does inclusive street design look like?

Metro Manila streets are killing us. It’s about time we redesigned them so Filipinos can walk with dignity.


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