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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.

Dr. NATHANIEL VON EINSIEDEL

PhD, FUAP, Arch., EnP
Chairman & Principal Urban Planner, CONCEP Inc.

Credentials

Companies

  • Consultants for Comprehensive Environmental Planning (CONCEP), Inc.

Affiliations

  • 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)

Career Highlights

  • 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

Education

  • 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

Professional Licenses

  • Licensed Architect

  • Licensed Environmental Planner

  • Licensed Urban Planner

Other Information

Latest Projects

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

Philippines

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

Philippines

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.

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