Planning



Sorsogon reinvents itself to be disaster-resilient

Sorsogon City has become a model for disaster-resilient towns and cities by proactively addressing climate change and taking local actions


Architecture and planning in the time of coronavirus—what’s next? 

Two urbanists attempt to unpick what the future holds for architecture and urban planning in light of the Coronavirus pandemic


Paulo Alcazaren elaborates on comprehensive planning lessons from Boracay

Landscape architect and former BluPrint EIC says that the Philippines has to achieve success in the island of Boracay for better tourism development 


Post-Pandemic Deconstruction

Planning and design responses to the coronavirus pandemic are on a direct collision course with capitalist intent. What's the way around this?


What makes a great Philippine City (Part 2)

The most liked and disliked Philippine cities according to a 2012 survey conducted by BluPrint and The Urban Partnerships Foundation


What makes a great Philippine City? (Part 1)

A look at several major metropolises in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, what makes them great, and how our local cities compare to them


One Zero Design Co. views Escolta through harrowing and hopeful visions in ‘Imprints’ exhibit

Imprints imagines Escolta into two realities: one devoid of heritage, another a reinvigorated community respecting its history

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.