Nathaniel "Dinky" von Einsiedel
Dr. Dinky Einsiedel is an accredited Urban Development Specialist of the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
A registered architect, urban planner and environmental planner, he has over 40 years’ experience in several projects of local governments, national agencies, the private sector, and international assistance organizations.
At present, his projects include inner city revitalization; ecosystem-based integrated area development; and mainstreaming of disaster-risk reduction strategies in local development plans.
A seasoned professional, Dinky competently handled diverse positions in government, international organizations, and the academe. He was the first Commissioner for Planning of the Metro Manila Commission (now Metro Manila Development Authority or MMDA). Prior to this, he was Deputy General Manager of the Human Settlements Development Corporation (HSDC).
He also served as Regional Director for Asia Pacific of the UN-Habitat Urban Management Program , and as Adjunct Professor of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
His notable engagements and accomplishments include contributions to government policy and program formulations, authorship of various technical publications on sustainable urban development and management, and involvement in various international and national fora and symposia as panelist, speaker, or organizer.
He has been awarded by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) as Outstanding Professional in the field of Environmental Planning for 2012.
- Consultants for Comprehensive Environmental Planning (CONCEP), Inc.
- World Bank – accredited Urban Development Specialist
- Asian Development Bank – accredited Urban Development Specialist
- Alliance for Safe, Sustainable & Resilient Environments (ASSURE) – founder & President
- Urban Partnership Foundation (international panel of urban experts) – founder & President
- Fellow – Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners
- Fellow – United Architects of the Philippines (UAP)
- Outstanding Professional in the field of Environmental Planning – 2012
- United Nations Habitat Urban Management Program – Regional Director
- 1st Commissioner for Planning, Metro Manila Commission (now MMDA)
- Human Settlements Development Corporation (HSDC) – Deputy General Manager
- Asian Institute of Management (AIM) – adjunct Professor
- Chamber of Real Estate & Builders’ Associations (CREBA), Inc. – past President & member, Council of Leaders
- Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) – past President
- Heritage Conservation Society – past President
- Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of the Philippines
- Master of Urban Planning, Columbia University, New York
- PhD in Public Administration, Pacific Western University, Hawaii
- Licensed Architect
- Licensed Environmental Planner
- Licensed Urban Planner
- Latest Projects (see below)
- Columnist – Philippine Daily Inquirer
- Author of the book “METRO MANILA: MY CITY, MY HOME”
MAKATI CITY DEVELOPMENT VISION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Makati City, Philippines
Funded by the city government of Makati, the project involved the formulation of a long-term development strategy for uplifting the conditions of the city’s poorer communities. It focused on strengthening local economic productivity, as well as development of their transport links to the city’s main commercial center.
METRO ILOILO– GUIMARAS INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN
Funded by Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA), this project called for the formulation of an integrated urban and regional infrastructure plan for the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras region. It covered transport, water supply and sanitation, flood control and drainage, solid waste management, energy, and affordable housing.
ILOILO CBD REVITALIZATION PROJECT
Iloilo City, Philippines
This project involved the preparation of a feasibility study for the City’s Heritage Zone which contains the critical mass of Iloilo’s heritage commercial structures. The work included recommendations for the improvement of both public infrastructure and private establishments in a manner that will make the area attractive and convenient for urban consumer markets in general, as well as conserve the heritage buildings which are the main attractions of the area.
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN
Olongapo City, Zambales, Philippines
Under the auspices of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), this project involved a review of the original master plan of the Freeport and preparation of an upgraded master plan. In this new plan, SBMA’s new corporate thrusts were translated into a set of land use and zoning policies as well as urban design guidelines for each of the Freeport’s ten districts.
KAPIDECO URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
(Presently the Ayala Atria)
Iloilo City, Philippines
This project involved the preparation of a master plan and business strategy for the development of a 40-hectare former salt field into a satellite business district. In addition to preparing the master plan, CONCEP also served as the landowner’s development adviser and facilitated the construction of a major arterial road providing access to the old airport site and connecting two districts of the city.
AURORA PROVINCE CULTURAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION AND ECO-TOURISM PLAN
Baler, Aurora Province, Philippines
The project involved the preparation of a master plan to serve as a roadmap for the development of the Municipality of Baler with the end in view of preserving its cultural, historical, and natural heritage, and eventually transforming it into a significant eco-tourism and heritage destination.
HACIENDA MAQUINA MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN
(Presently the La Alegria Residential Estates
Silay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
This project, which is presently being developed by Sta. Lucia Land Incorporated under a joint venture agreement with the landowner, involved the preparation of a Master Development Plan and Feasibility Study for a 72 hectare mixed use development involving commercial, residential and recreational land uses. It is located along the Negros National Highway and lies adjacent to Silay’s built up poblacion area. Because of its proximity to the poblacion, La Alegria is envisioned to be a convenient extension of the poblacion.
TACLOBAN STRATEGIC RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION MASTERPLAN
Tacloban City, Philippines
A UN-Habitat project in Tacloban CIty after Super Typhoon Yolanda, this project addressed urgent housing and development solutions involving land use, economic strategy, urban design and infrastructure. In general, it provided the city with a development guide for formulating its Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) policies, programs and projects
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AND EARLY RECOVERY FOR POOR MUNICIPALITIES AFFECTED BY TYPHOON YOLANDA
Region VIII, Philippines
Funded by The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the primary objective of this project was to strengthen the capacity of participating LGUs in risk-sensitive land use planning. The project assisted 30 LGUs in incorporating DRRM and CCA in their development plans using GIS, and improving their Local Disaster
Risk Reduction and Management Plans (LDRRMPs) and Local Climate Change Action Plans (LCCAPs).
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM: TOURISM DESTINATION PLANS FOR LGUS IN TACLOBAN, SAMAR AND EASTERN SAMAR
Eastern Samar, Samar and Tacloban City Region VIII, Philippines
The general aim of the project was to promote socio -economic recovery of Typhoon Yolanda– affected municipalities in Region VIII by capitalizing on tourism potentials. This project involved the preparation of Site Development Plans, Tourism Product Concept Designs, Vulnerability Assessment and Recreational Guidelines for selected tourism sites, and a Tourism Disaster Risk Reduction, Management and Communications Plan for Tacloban and the Provinces of Eastern Samar and Samar.
CLARK GREEN CITY MASTER PLAN
(Now referred to as New Clark City)
Capas, Tarlac, Philippines
The Clark Green City is a very large 9,000+ hectare master-planned development in Capas, Tarlac, under the administration of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). CONCEP was invited by PROS to join the team that bidded for the consultancy contract, and to serve as the Team Leader for the preparation of the Conceptual Master Plan. CONCEP helped PROS prepare the bid proposal and presentation. PROS won the bid and eventually went on to formulate the conceptual plan.
A TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT STUDY FOR MALOLOS TO TUTUBAN STATIONS
This project involved the assessment of eleven (11) rail station areas to assess their potentials and constraints for Transit Oriented Development (TOD), as input to JICA study on the Clark Express Railway (commuter section). The work included the preparation of conceptual TOD plans for the required station areas including the Tutuban Station.