Planning



Filipino Form and Substance

To design a true Filipino city, architects and planners need to understand the first principles of Filipino urbanism.


BCDA Pres tackles USD 5 billion New Clark City, white elephants

BCDA president Vince Dizon explains why the New Clark City is worth spending USD 5 billion, and how the new sports complex will not be a white elephant

IN PHOTOS: New Clark City Sports Complex 94 days before turnover

The New Clark City's Sports Complex is taking shape at a feverish pace, and promises completion two months before its turnover in October 2019


Taiwan shares its design to the region and beyond

Taiwan Excellence exhibits smart planning and construction at PhilConstruct 2018.


An institutionalized approach to sustainability

The globally-established concept of sustainable development has become institutionalized in the areas of decision-making and people's everyday lives.


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