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    Lapasan informal settlement bordering new residential compound by Filinvest developers and the gated area of Lim-Ket Kai. The settlement faces large billboards advertising the high class One Oasis gated community (subdivision)

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    Busy street life

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    Entrance of Bolonsery public cemetry on the 1st f Nov

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    Growth data of selected ASUD programme cities

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    Cagayan De Oro workshop

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    Cagayan de Oro. Existing context of a selected area

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    Cagayan de Oro. Proposed development of a road network

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    Cagayan de Oro. Proposed scenario 1 and 2

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    Workshop in Cagayan De Oro. Conceptual plan workshop

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    Workshop in Silay

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    Workshop in Silay. Scenario sketch

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    Workshop in Iloilo. Scenario A and B

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    Workshop in Iloilo. Mapping Sketches - Land Reclamation Strategy

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    Workshop in Iloilo city. Conceptual plan

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    Participation event

Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (ASUD) in the Philippines

The urban population of the Philippines accounts for 49% of the total population. By 2050 an estimated 84% of Filipinos will be living in urban areas.

The three-year UN-Habitat programme ASUD in the Philippines aims to strengthen the capacities of national government agencies and cities in the country by demonstrating innovative approaches in achieving sustainable urban development. The programme  was implemented in three pilot cities: Iloilo, Silay and Cagayan de Oro, selected together with the key national government partners. These cities are mostly intermediary ( 150,000 to 622,000 inhabitants) with population growth rates ranging from 1.42% to 2.54%.  Each one of them has a strategic role in their respective region as most of them are capital cities and regional centers.

Thomas Stellmach, the founder of TSPA, had a chance to be a part of this unique UN-Habitat initiative. He, as an expert consultant in UN-Habitat, was supervising development of normative and policy papers throughout building capacity of local administrations and organizing different workshops.

ASUD addresses the gaps and deficiencies in current urban planning processes and policies at the national and local levels to be able to effectively respond to the complex demands of rapid population and economic growth. It supports cities in developing strategic sustainable urban development plans and implementing demonstration projects, particularly planned city extensions (PCEs). PCEs, as opposed to fringe development, represents an alternative to unplanned urban expansion characterized by sprawling, segregated, and poorly connected developments.

Read more here: Brochure-ASUD-Project-Brief-A4-Singles

 

Team: Thomas Stellmach (TSPA), UN-Habitat Collaborators: UN-Habitat Date: 2011-2015 Type: Urban planning and governance Client: National Governments, Local Authorities Location: The Philippines Subject: Research & Capacity Building, Shared Knowledge, ‌Metropolitan Strategies Status: Completed Link: unhabitat.org.ph/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Brochure-ASUD-Project-Brief-A4-Singles.pdf