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Dr. Nathaniel “Dinky” von Einsiedel

PhD, FUAP, Arch., EnPChairman & Principal Urban Planner, CONCEP Inc. 1856 Asuncion St. Santiago Village, Makati City, Philippines Email Mobile (632) 895-1812; (632) 890-2480 CONCEP, Inc. 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 […]

How well is your city performing?

How can we tell if the city where we live is performing well? The management guru, Peter Drucker, laid the foundation of modern management – insisting that you cannot improve what you cannot measure. It is something similar to our children’s school report card. We can track our children’s performance across subjects and over time, […]

New normal for the post pandemic city

Two images of the post pandemic city have emerged. One is the urban planner’s utopia of widened sidewalks, pedestrianized boulevards, more neighborhood parks and dedicated bicycle lanes. The other is a dystopia of empty streets and boarded-up shops, and a barren landscape in which the diversity, energy and pageantry of urban life have been replaced […]

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 […]

Urban Planning and the Environment

The calamities of the recent weeks brought about by heavy monsoon rains wrought considerable havoc to lives, properties and industries which bring back painful memories of the infamous typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng of 2009. Some say it was a little better this time because people had better ideas on what to do and how and […]

Greening Real Estate Developments

To some people, real estate developers are viewed not only as creators of houses, subdivisions and buildings, but of communities. To others, they are seen as destroyers of natural habitats, producers of urban sprawl, and creators of dysfunctional, fragmented developments. But the sorry state of our towns and cities is not necessarily the fault of […]