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Culture and the city

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If culture is a way of life, and civilization is a refined way of life, we see how our city struggles to mature and make life pleasant for its inhabitants.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Private developers urge good land use planning

Land use planning, in the latest version of the National Land Use Bill and Management Act, calls for more multisectoral representation and input, including technical experts and experienced planners and operators.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

New Urbanism toward sustainable cities and communities

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‘New Urbanism’ is a relatively young term, introduced in the early 1980s in the United States to call forth the need to create pedestrian and transit-oriented neighborhood design and a mix of land uses toward more cohesive communities that conventional, suburban development popularized after World War II.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Urban planner cites pros, cons of Manila Bay reclamation project

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Manila Bay. INQUIRER PHOTO/BOY ABING

Members OF social media have banded together to protest the Manila Bay Reclamation project. Lately, Facebook petition sites called “S.O.S. Manila Bay: Save our Sunset!” and “No to Reclamation of Manila Bay” have surfaced.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Living with design

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EVEN subway routes (and their maps!) have to be carefully laid out and designed as an integral part of urban planning and as a fine example of graphic design.

A few weeks ago, I picked up a book from Fully Booked, a little “handbook” sized one titled “Design: A Very Short Introduction.” It was written by John Heskett, a professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic’s School of Design, who has also authored many essays and stories for various design publications. In his book, Heskett looks into the application of design into everyday life, and explores its many definitions and applications

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

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