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Urban planning in MM – where did we go wrong?

While living in Metro Manila offers economic opportunities, its districts, where people live in close proximity, have particularly enabled the fast spread of disease. Correct urban planning may help ‘cure’ Metro Manila’s vulnerability. Urban planning and design experts have long said that Metro Manila was an “incubus of viral plague.” It was a brutally honest …

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Dwelling Density & the COVID Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the poor the hardest and further exposed the gaping inequalities in access to health care, food, and housing. The government has been enforcing lockdowns and curfews with little thought to mitigating the impact on the most vulnerable. Shacks no bigger than a bus waiting shed accommodate several families whose members …

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