Rappler's latest stories on urbanization
Sa gitna ng lumalalang antas ng pamumuhay sa kalunsuran dulot ng congestion at trapiko, at banta pa sa kalusugan dulot ng virus – saan lulugar ang pobreng mahirap?
'Ang Balik Probinsya Program ay dapat na boluntaryo. Hindi dapat pilitin ang sinumang umuwi sa mga probinsya.'
'LGUs must avoid building bicycle infrastructures just for the sake of doing it. It is not enough to create bikeways by just laying down paint on the road.'
'At the end of the day, we all just want to get to our home safely and quickly.... If we treat others on the roads as enemies, we really are bound to make enemies.'
'The barangay should have a bulletin board with reliable, complete, and updated information. Otherwise, the spread of rumors and unverified information creates confusion, even fear.'
'Will their trust in the government and private sector responses last long enough for them to survive, or will they be left to their own devices? It is the uncertainty that worries them.'
'In Brgy 178, people are divided as to whether the government’s actions...are enough for everyone. The issue is not so much which government actions are correct or not, but rather what is the community’s best strategy for survival.'
Local governments play a big role in including urban design in public health policies and protocols especially as the country grapples with the coronavirus outbreak
The government plays catch up fixing disrupted supply chains caused by vague lockdown rules
Rappler speaks with 6 residents from different poor communities. They tell the same story: President Rodrigo Duterte promised them food. But they have received too little to nothing at all.
HUDCC chief Eduardo del Rosario will head the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development while DOST's Joel Marciano Jr will lead the Philippine Space Agency
Is the public aware of the thousands of urban poor families facing demolition, eviction, and relocation to make way for tons of cement and steel?
We have evolved with and in nature and thus need more than just Instagrammable brushes with it in order to live
The nation needs strategic pauses. Slowed-down city living should not be available only to the few and affluent who stay in cloistered and gated subdivisions.
The companies will pay P27.1 million to the Philippine Competition Commission, marking the closure of the first abuse of dominance case in the country
Senator Francis Tolentino proposes that housing funds under other agencies be consolidated under the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development instead
Aside from a rail-based mass transport system, urban planner Paulo Alcazaren also points out the need for pedestrian systems
Government officials, please try to delegate urban planning decisions to actual urban planners
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also slams the Urban Dictionary, saying its process leads to 'inaccurate, illegitimate, and defamatory' definitions
The crowdsourced dictionary also defines 'Trump' and 'Imeldific'
In this hidden corner of Makati, barangay volunteers are growing pechay, sili, kangkong, eggplant, papaya, and an urban farming movement
People Make Cities, a group of urbanists led by planner Julia Nebrija, hosts a discussion to answer: 'Who are our streets really for?'
The planned in-city relocation will be 22 stories tall, with units to be as big as 36 square meters
(UPDATED) 8990 Holdings subsidiary Urban Deca Homes is found violating the Philippine Competition Act by preventing its clients in a Manila property from choosing their own internet service provider
The new department replaces the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo creates the panel after residents of a housing project in Quezon City reported cases of land grabbing
For Xandra Ortigas, her area enables her to maximize each day
It’s not that the built environment 'causes' interaction, but it can certainly either enable or constrain potential interaction
Urban and transport planners weigh in on solutions for a metropolis suffering from overdevelopment
Marcelino Escalada Jr takes over the functions of the HUDCC secretary-general while retaining his role as NHA general manager, says Malacañang
On record, Cagayan de Oro has 51,471 families of informal settlers
(UPDATED) Millar, also an official of the Marawi rehabilitation task force, has been accused of corruption, says Malacañang
Noel Felongco will head the National Anti-Poverty Commission, while Alvin Feliciano takes over the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. Charmalou Aldevera is also appointed assistant secretary at the Office of the President.
Making planning work means putting the people at the heart and center of what we all want to achieve. Plans without ownership are also plans that are useless.
How would you want your work and living spaces to reflect what you love about life?
Rappler talks to previous #HackSociety winners Pamela Mejia and Robi del Rosario at 5pm on Friday, October 5
An investigation confirmed that Facebook advertisers could exclude categories such as people who expressed interest in assistance dogs, China, parenting, or the Bible
The timing of the exercise is unusual, as it appears to be similar in scale and nature to a drill that ordinarily happens later in the autumn
Out of 148 outstanding smart city projects, Pasig City is among the 19 winners in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ), alongside China, Singapore, and Taiwan, among other winners.
There is a deep, biological reason why we gravitate toward rural areas when we need a break from our frenzied city lives
President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.
Manuel Serra Jr is reappointed by President Rodrigo Duterte, this time as a member of the Philippine Coconut Authority governing board
The Z3R project currently houses families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga siege
Mayor Beng Climaco appeals to the House of Representatives to probe the 'poor state' of NHA's housing project for families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege
(UPDATED) Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and other Davao City officials are in Japan as part of the city government's partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency
With Mitra's appointment, Duterte has replaced all the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor officials he fired back in December 2017
Interested city governments can submit conceptual designs of proposed projects, which will be evaluated by a team in June
Melissa Avanceña Aradanas returns to the Duterte administration 3 months after she was sacked along with other officials of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor
The two armies hold the 3rd iteration of the Philippines-Australia Army to Army Exercise at the 10th Infantry Division headquarters in Compostela Valley