congrats to the UBC Team. With due respect, the presentation was very general and it appears that it was just culled from various topics on land use planning. If i may, Naga CBD is really congested and it is time to look for more satelite cites without compromising urban sprawl. The good news is the active particapation of the people and the city government. The proposal to have green space is laudable to make the city breathe and be more livable. If the Naga City government wants an alternative to UBC, the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning is willing to help. thanks and gud day.Moments back, I wrote the following rejoinder:
In fairness to the UBC people, the slides do not do justice to their input and the ensuing exchanges that took place. If there is anything good that came out of it, it is putting forward the agenda for smart urban development, which is going to be a contentious issue.I hope the SURP will find a way to join us in this effort, institutionally or otherwise -- perhaps in the way Harvard-trained Urbano de la Cruz has weighed in through this entry from his blog.
The UP SURP is most welcome to join us in this debate. If it is willing to hold a studio course in Naga focusing solely on urban design, transportation and land use planning, we will be very thankful.