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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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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 …

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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 …

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