Grounded Planning: People-centred strategies for city upgrading in Thailand and the Philippines

The chapter narrates the process of mapping used by the Philippine Alliance (made up of HPFPI, PACSII, TAMPEI, LinkBuild and CoreAcs) and analyses how such a process motivates multiple stakeholders across the city to engage in collective learning spaces. Continue reading Grounded Planning: People-centred strategies for city upgrading in Thailand and the Philippines

La revolución del ciclista: Bogotá

Bogota, Colombia: Un movimiento que promueve la conciencia del ciclismo por el bien común de todos los que habitan la ciudad. representando una formalización e institucionalización de los diferentes componentes que representan la comunidad bici en Colombia, pero con una aspiración global. La meta más reciente es de traer el Foro Mundial de la Bici a Bogotá para el 2021. Continue reading La revolución del ciclista: Bogotá

Learning from the Ebola Response in cities: Communication and engagement

“When done well, communication improves the effectiveness of assessment and response. It can allow people to make informed decisions, prevent dangerous behaviour, address confusion and unrest and align expectations.” – Campbell & Miranda Morel, 2017 Continue reading Learning from the Ebola Response in cities: Communication and engagement

One of those days: A bamboo bridge in Davao City, Philippines

Four community associations from Davao City, in Barangay 74-A, make up a collective network called the Matina Crossing Communities Federation Inc (BMFCI). Mainly, they live along the Pangi River, which floods regularly destroying locally made bridges and blocking people’s way to get around their neighbourhood and access the rest of the city, more importantly schools, hospitals and often, their workplace. Continue reading One of those days: A bamboo bridge in Davao City, Philippines