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Uber website shows traffic data around the world

Jan 10, 2017 - 8:36 PM

Launching 'Movement,' Uber says the website is designed to help urban planners make more informed decisions

Uber website shows traffic data around the world

Carmaggedon redux: Will building more roads solve our traffic problems?

Nov 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM

Many people have proposed various solutions to our traffic problems. Will building more roads necessarily relieve traffic congestion and increase travel time in the long run?

Carmaggedon redux: Will building more roads solve our traffic problems?

Environmental planning topnotcher: Use more lands for education

Jun 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Kim Robert De Leon, who topped the Environmental Planning Licensure Exam, shares his vision for urban planning as well as youth development

Environmental planning topnotcher: Use more lands for education

Cagayan de Oro mayoral bets: Where they stand on issues

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Incumbent Mayor Oscar Moreno, former city mayor Vicente Emano, and lawmaker Rufus Rodriguez trade barbs over how they would run the city if they win the elections

Cagayan de Oro mayoral bets: Where they stand on issues

Want jobs? ‘People should protect tourism’ – Gordon

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:36 PM

At Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate, Sherwin Gatchalian says Metro Manila is failure in urban planning, characterized by congestion and 'urban decay'

Want jobs? ‘People should protect tourism’ – Gordon

Finland city holds city planning contest using video game

Feb 23, 2016 - 7:36 PM

Interested players should download and use a specially designed map for the video game Cities: Skylines

Finland city holds city planning contest using video game

Are sustainable cities the answer to climate resilient future?

Dec 09, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Over the years, there has been a growing movement for cities to do their share in carbon reduction and adaptation to climate change

Are sustainable cities the answer to climate resilient future?

Create healthy cities, decolonize urban planning

Oct 05, 2015 - 5:17 PM

'I think Manila is making the same mistakes the US did 100 years ago when it planned for cars and profits (for a few) instead of people'

Create healthy cities, decolonize urban planning

To solve Metro Manila traffic: Move more people, not cars

Oct 02, 2015 - 5:30 PM

To start a serious campaign to solve traffic, urban planner Benjamin dela Peña says citizens should keep putting pressure on government to act on the problem

To solve Metro Manila traffic: Move more people, not cars

How do you solve Metro Manila traffic? You don't

Oct 02, 2015 - 3:27 PM

A Filipino overseas who specializes in urban planning says 'no amount of urban revitalization or urban renewal can remedy the unsustainable and cancerous growth of our leading primate city'

How do you solve Metro Manila traffic? You don't

Rappler Talk: Solving Metro Manila's transportation woes

Oct 01, 2015 - 4:25 PM

What does it take to ease traffic in Metro Manila?

Rappler Talk: Solving Metro Manila's transportation woes

Wawancara Ridwan Kamil soal #205BDG dan mimpi Bandung juara

Sep 26, 2015 - 3:08 PM

"Insyaallah dengan kekompakan dan kolaborasi mimpi kita Bandung juara, kota terbaik se-Indonesia, bisa kita capai bersama-sama. Bantu saya untuk membantu Anda, terima kasih.”

Wawancara Ridwan Kamil soal #205BDG dan mimpi Bandung juara

Want better public transit in Metro Manila? Organize!

Sep 05, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Sick and tired of feeling like a second-class citizen every time you ride the bus or train? Time to unite, fellow straphangers.

Want better public transit in Metro Manila? Organize!

#SG50: What Manila can learn from Singapore, the Garden City

Aug 07, 2015 - 6:03 PM

Singapore, the model city-state of Southeast Asia, serves as a benchmark of progress for its third-world neighbors

#SG50: What Manila can learn from Singapore, the Garden City

#SG50: How planning made Singapore a Garden City

Aug 05, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Planning, parks and open spaces, and constant reinvention made Singapore Asia's most livable city, offering many lessons for urban centers around the world

#SG50: How planning made Singapore a Garden City

Eat, pray, shop: Philippine malls become the new town plazas

Jul 30, 2015 - 1:18 PM

With their functions expanding from shopping and dining to venues for Catholic Mass, Zumba workouts or weddings, malls are taking on a more important role at the heart of communities, experts say

Eat, pray, shop: Philippine malls become the new town plazas

[Dash of SAS] Learned helplessness and coping with the MRT

Jul 23, 2015 - 1:10 PM

'We can continue challenging our legislators to take public transportation every day until they show some empathy and listen, until they stop ignoring the problem and address it'

[Dash of SAS] Learned helplessness and coping with the MRT

Rush to progress? Baguio allows taller buildings after 1990 earthquake

Jul 16, 2015 - 3:11 PM

Twenty-five years after the devastating earthquake, Baguio City wants to double the number of floors allowed for buildings in commercial areas. Is this safe?

Rush to progress? Baguio allows taller buildings after 1990 earthquake

What Pope Francis says on designing livable cities

Jun 23, 2015 - 8:30 PM

In his environmental encyclical, the Argentine pontiff also talks about traffic, housing, and putting quality of life first when designing urban centers

What Pope Francis says on designing livable cities

MRT is in trouble, is the bus system ready?

Apr 30, 2015 - 9:53 AM

Would you rather take the bus or the MRT? Why not improve both?

MRT is in trouble, is the bus system ready?

Quake vulnerability a shaky issue for APEC

Feb 08, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Will the Philippines be able to recover its capital back if a major earthquake wrecks it? The chair of APEC's Senior Officials’ Meeting asks

Quake vulnerability a shaky issue for APEC

Remember the Love Bus? Might be time to have it back

Nov 24, 2014 - 8:57 AM

Such a state-owned bus system is missing in today’s metropolis

Remember the Love Bus? Might be time to have it back

Design the ideal PH transit route with Transitmix

Oct 21, 2014 - 8:09 AM

Transitmix is a web-based sketching tool that can help you draw routes more efficiently

Design the ideal PH transit route with Transitmix

Wanted: More liveable PH cities

Oct 17, 2014 - 10:40 AM

The more prosperous cities there are, the more distributed the wealth and opportunities around the country

Wanted: More liveable PH cities

Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo win award for sustainable city planning

Oct 16, 2014 - 3:58 PM

All 15 city entries featured wide sidewalks, renewable energy, disaster-resilient designs and green architecture

Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo win award for sustainable city planning

#AnimatED: Our collective guilt over Metro Manila traffic

Oct 13, 2014 - 6:00 AM

We have not moved this infrastructure problem beyond our dining table conversations or daily litanies from our cars to collectively address the problem.

#AnimatED: Our collective guilt over Metro Manila traffic

What Quezon City could have looked like

Oct 12, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Here are some features of the 1941 and 1949 master plans for the city, and what has happened to these plans since

What Quezon City could have looked like

#AnimatED: Babaha at babaha na lang

Sep 22, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Gumawa tayo ng pamahalaang pang-rehiyon para sa Metro Manila. Bukas-makalawa, haharapin na rin ng mga siyudad sa ibang bahagi ng Filipinas ang ganitong problema.

#AnimatED: Babaha at babaha na lang

MMDA giving out fire trees in the wake of #GlendaPH

Jul 21, 2014 - 2:55 PM

The agency has 1,000 fire trees to replace trees uprooted by the typhoon. Metro Manila residents can email to get those trees

MMDA giving out fire trees in the wake of #GlendaPH

Green groups to DPWH: Good road design includes trees

Jul 03, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The effects of a 2012 memo issued by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr, giving the DPWH blanket approval to cut trees in 8 regions, are being felt

1 more week of free Pasig ferry rides

May 02, 2014 - 7:02 PM

The MMDA says over 5,000 commuters have been using the revived Pasig River ferry service

1 more week of free Pasig ferry rides

Why I advocate road sharing

Mar 14, 2014 - 8:14 PM

The vision of a walkable, commutable Metro Manila becomes even more attractive than owning a car

Why I advocate road sharing

Petition filed to give half of PH roads to commuters

Feb 17, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Citizens walk to the Supreme Court to demand that half the roads be devoted to the majority of Filipinos who don't own cars

Petition filed to give half of PH roads to commuters

Gripes over Tokyo stadium overshadow 2020 Olympic euphoria

Nov 03, 2013 - 1:08 PM

The eye-catching architectural centerpiece – a futuristic, bike-helmet-shaped stadium – is too big say detractors

Gripes over Tokyo stadium overshadow 2020 Olympic euphoria

How do you solve the metro's flood problem?

Sep 11, 2013 - 8:30 AM

A multi-billion-peso flood management master plan for Metro Manila and surrounding areas provides a glimmer of hope

How do you solve the metro's flood problem?

A dirty job in Mexico City: sewer diver

Sep 09, 2013 - 3:46 PM

'Someone has to do this work,' Mexico City's lone sewer diver said. 'The smell is unpleasant, but it's like everything, you get used to it.'

A dirty job in Mexico City: sewer diver

The rains of Maring: Lessons learned

Aug 22, 2013 - 9:00 AM

To work, preparedness must be a public-private endeavor. Unfortunately, the business and commercial sectors went their merry way.

The rains of Maring: Lessons learned

JV: Sue barangay execs with squatter ‘colonies’

Jul 31, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Sen JV Ejercito says don't always blame the governors or mayors – barangay officials are usually the ones 'coddling squatters' as a source of votes

JV: Sue barangay execs with squatter ‘colonies’

Europe's urban rivers spring back to life after neglect

Jul 30, 2013 - 1:45 PM

Keen to boost their image, environmental credentials and their economy, authorities in many cities are giving rivers pride of place again after years of neglect

Europe's urban rivers spring back to life after neglect

FAST FACTS: The scouts behind Quezon City's street names

Jul 28, 2013 - 7:51 AM

Fifty years ago, their dreams were dashed in a plane crash. Now, they continue to be immortalized in the streets of Quezon City.

FAST FACTS: The scouts behind Quezon City's street names

Almost 6,000 people missing in India floods presumed dead

Jul 15, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Almost 6,000 people listed as missing after flash floods and landslides struck northern India in June are now presumed dead, officials said Monday

Almost 6,000 people missing in India floods presumed dead

India bans building along rivers in flood-hit north

Jul 02, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Construction along river banks will be banned in a devastated north Indian state amid concerns unchecked development fueled last month's flash floods and landslides that killed thousands

India bans building along rivers in flood-hit north

‘Strip the City’ reveals urban secrets

Jun 28, 2013 - 8:11 PM

An excellent Discovery Channel series shows how cities with superb infrastructural planning work

‘Strip the City’ reveals urban secrets

Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant

Jun 22, 2013 - 11:04 AM

As Manila tourism consultant, Celdran spots key areas that need improvement — namely, safety, security and cleanliness.

Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant

Bold action, big money needed to curb Asia floods

May 19, 2013 - 9:18 PM

Asia's flood-prone megacities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply

Bold action, big money needed to curb Asia floods

Cheat sheet: Manila Bay reclamation

Mar 09, 2013 - 8:59 AM

What's the Manila Bay reclamation issue all about and why should you care?

Cheat sheet: Manila Bay reclamation

MMDA on the hunt for 'lost esteros'

Sep 26, 2012 - 7:00 AM

The Metro Manila Development Authority is searching for 'lost esteros' that are unable to dislodge floodwaters because they have been buried under construction

MMDA on the hunt for 'lost esteros'

Inclusive Mobility Challenge: which project do you like best?

Sep 05, 2012 - 8:10 PM

The InclusiveMobility team has selected a short list from the entries submitted to the Challenge. Now is your chance to vote for your favorite project from the 15 finalists

'Metro Manila Greenprint 2030'

Mar 06, 2012 - 7:15 PM

Greenprint 2030 will be a 20-year plan aiming to make the Philippines' main metropolis at par with East Asian counterparts

'Metro Manila Greenprint 2030'

Flooding in Metro: who is to blame?

Oct 02, 2002 - 4:22 PM

Many blamed the devastation brought on by Ondoy on climate change, but urban planners and public works engineers say that is not all there is to it