Rappler's latest stories on urban planning
The nation needs strategic pauses. Slowed-down city living should not be available only to the few and affluent who stay in cloistered and gated subdivisions.
Aside from a rail-based mass transport system, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren also points out the need for pedestrian systems
Government officials, please try to delegate urban planning decisions to actual urban planners
People Make Cities, a group of urbanists led by planner Julia Nebrija, hosts a discussion to answer: 'Who are our streets really for?'
It’s not that the built environment 'causes' interaction, but it can certainly either enable or constrain potential interaction
Urban and transport planners weigh in on solutions for a metropolis suffering from overdevelopment
Making planning work means putting the people at the heart and center of what we all want to achieve. Plans without ownership are also plans that are useless.
Out of 148 outstanding smart city projects, Pasig City is among the 19 winners in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ), alongside China, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other winners.
(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and other Davao City officials are in Japan as part of the city government's partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency
Interested city governments can submit conceptual designs of proposed projects, which will be evaluated by a team in June
'We have reduced home to housing as simply a commodity,' says UP economics professor Chester Arcilla at an urban development forum
Transportation planner Robert Siy says the war on traffic is largely fought at the local level
The proposal will be tested by 'the end of this year at the latest' in 5 cities across western Germany, including former capital Bonn and industrial cities Essen and Mannheim
Cities will need to adapt drastically to avoid catastrophes
The students will present their findings in September 2018 on redesigning the Baseco Compound, the Manila Port Area, the Pasig River edges, and Intramuros
A Harvard design and architecture professor asks why Filipinos keep on enduring horrible commutes in Metro Manila
Force Filipino mayors to take a mandatory course on the basics of urban planning – an important task where they tend to show the utmost lack of understanding
The President suggests that, in a decade, Manila should be 'closed' and other places like Clark in Pampanga be developed instead
Traffic has not only affected our personal schedules, but also takes time away to spend with loved ones. This Rappler-led survey digs deeper into how traffic changes our lives every single day
Environmental planners discuss what went wrong in the post-Yolanda rehabilitation which can be avoided in the rebuilding of war-torn Marawi City
Launching Movement Uber says the website is designed to help urban planners make more informed decisions
Many people have proposed various solutions to our traffic problems Will building more roads necessarily relieve traffic congestion and increase travel time in the long run?
Kim Robert De Leon who topped the Environmental Planning Licensure Exam shares his vision for urban planning as well as youth development
Incumbent Mayor Oscar Moreno former city mayor Vicente Emano and lawmaker Rufus Rodriguez trade barbs over how they would run the city if they win the elections
At Rappler s 2nd senatorial debate Sherwin Gatchalian says Metro Manila is failure in urban planning characterized by congestion and urban decay
Interested players should download and use a specially designed map for the video game Cities: Skylines
Over the years there has been a growing movement for cities to do their share in carbon reduction and adaptation to climate change
I think Manila is making the same mistakes the US did 100 years ago when it planned for cars and profits for a few instead of people
To start a serious campaign to solve traffic urban planner Benjamin dela Peña says citizens should keep putting pressure on government to act on the problem
A Filipino overseas who specializes in urban planning says no amount of urban revitalization or urban renewal can remedy the unsustainable and cancerous growth of our leading primate city
What does it take to ease traffic in Metro Manila?
Insyaallah dengan kekompakan dan kolaborasi mimpi kita Bandung juara kota terbaik se Indonesia bisa kita capai bersama sama Bantu saya untuk membantu Anda terima kasih ”
Sick and tired of feeling like a second class citizen every time you ride the bus or train? Time to unite fellow straphangers
Singapore the model city state of Southeast Asia serves as a benchmark of progress for its third world neighbors
Planning parks and open spaces and constant reinvention made Singapore Asia s most livable city offering many lessons for urban centers around the world
With their functions expanding from shopping and dining to venues for Catholic Mass Zumba workouts or weddings malls are taking on a more important role at the heart of communities experts say
We can continue challenging our legislators to take public transportation every day until they show some empathy and listen until they stop ignoring the problem and address it
Twenty five years after the devastating earthquake Baguio City wants to double the number of floors allowed for buildings in commercial areas Is this safe?
In his environmental encyclical the Argentine pontiff also talks about traffic housing and putting quality of life first when designing urban centers
Would you rather take the bus or the MRT? Why not improve both?
Will the Philippines be able to recover its capital back if a major earthquake wrecks it? The chair of APEC s Senior Officials’ Meeting asks
Such a state owned bus system is missing in today’s metropolis
Transitmix is a web based sketching tool that can help you draw routes more efficiently
The more prosperous cities there are the more distributed the wealth and opportunities around the country
All 15 city entries featured wide sidewalks renewable energy disaster resilient designs and green architecture
We have not moved this infrastructure problem beyond our dining table conversations or daily litanies from our cars to collectively address the problem
Here are some features of the 1941 and 1949 master plans for the city and what has happened to these plans since
Gumawa tayo ng pamahalaang pang rehiyon para sa Metro Manila Bukas makalawa haharapin na rin ng mga siyudad sa ibang bahagi ng Filipinas ang ganitong problema
The agency has 1 000 fire trees to replace trees uprooted by the typhoon Metro Manila residents can email to get those trees
The effects of a 2012 memo issued by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr giving the DPWH blanket approval to cut trees in 8 regions are being felt