UP SURP participates in SBE16 Conference

The University of the Philippines School – School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) takes part in the Manila Conference titled “Sustainable Built Environment 2016” (SBE16) with the theme “Sustainable Built Design” last July 13 to 15. About 300 participants attended the conference held at Acacia Hotel in Alabang.

Mr. Curt Garrigan (Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme-Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI)) introduced the delegates to the conference after Sec. Mark A. Villar of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the guest speaker, delivered a message.

The keynote speakers that commenced the conference included Dr. Yukio Tamura (Professor, Wind Engineering Research Center, Tokyo Polytechnic University), Dr. Greg C. Foliente (Senior Principal Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Dr. Jamie MacKee (Associate Professor, Construction Management, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle). Tamura’s lecture was titled “Application of Wind Engineering in Design and Construction of Tall Buildings, Foliente’s was “How the Urban Built Form Impacts the Sustainability and Liveability of our Cities” and MacKee’s was “Assessing Climate Change Risk in the Historic Built Environment: a Blueprint for a Sustainable and Resilient Historic Environment.”

The themes of technical presentations include Energy Efficiency and New Sources of Energy; Governance and Regulation; Water Quality, Efficiency and Management; Materials and Resources; Sustainable Buildings and Wind Engineering; Sustainable Infrastructure; Sustainable Communities; Disaster Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning; and Sustainable Campus Planning.

UP SURP was part of SBE16’s national steering committee through Dean Mario R. Delos Reyes. College of Engineering Dean Aura C. Matias served as the chairperson, with Delos Reyes and College of Architecture Dean Mary Ann A. Espina as co-chairpersons. Besides organizing and attending the conference, UP SURP’s professors, researchers, and students also participated by sharing knowledge through paper presentations, which include the following:
• “Expectations vs. Reality: Disparities in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Practices and Perceptions among Tourist Accommodation Providers in Coron, Palawan” by Geomilie S. Tumamao-Guittap and Asst. Prof. Ma. Sheilah G. Napalang (presented by Tumamao-Guittap);
• “Analysis on Decentralization and its Implications to the Built Environment: The Case of Land Use Planning and Local Environmental Management of Marikina City” by Delos Reyes and Mr. Nicasio B. Espina Jr. (presented by Espina);
• “Role of Cultural Development and Public Space Usage for the Poor: Impact to Government Policy and Community Relations (A Philippine Case Study)” by Asst. Prof. Mark Anthony M. Morales;
• “The Role of an Intermodal Transport Network in Humanitarian Logistics: A Case of Bohol Province, Philippines” by Michelle G. Nasam;
• “Hydro-meteorological Risk Assessment Guided Demand Forecasting and Planning in Humanitarian Logistics Management: The Case of Tacloban City, Philippines” by Tumamao-Guittap and Prof. Jun T. Castro (presented by Tumamao-Guittap) with mapping inputs from Mr. Alyosha Ezra C. Mallari, Kenneth Niňo G. Punay; and
• “Impacts of Climate Change in Farming Practices: Its effects on Selected Barangays in San Mateo, Isabela” by Annlouise Genevieve M. Castro and Delos Reyes (presented by Castro).

• The conference concluded with master class lectures of Tamura, entitled “Application of Wind Engineering in Design and Construction of Engineered and Non-engineered Buildings for Sustainability” and Foliente, titled “The Design Charrette: Collaboration and Synergistic Processes towards Sustainable Development.”

The international sponsors of the conference include International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), (UNEP-SBCI), and International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

Public Lecture on “Planning-Management Gaps in Local Governments in the Philippines”

As part of the celebration of the School’s Golden Anniversary, the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) holds regular public lectures to provide a venue for discussing contemporary issues in urban and regional planning education and practices.

Our upcoming lecture will be on “Planning-Management Gaps in Local Governments in the Philippines” to be delivered by Prof. Ernesto M. Serote on 17 May 2016 (Tuesday). The event will be held at the Carino Hall, 3rd Floor SURP building from 6:00PM onwards.

Professor Serote is Professorial Lecturer at the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP). He is a former professor and Training Director of the School. He also served as a visiting professor at the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany, and as Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC) in the Municipality of Mangaldan, Pangasinan. Professor Serote has drawn from many years’ experience of studying and involvement in local level planning in writing a ten-chapter source book on “Rationalizing Planning Systems” (RPS) in local governments which was adopted and disseminated by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Professor Serote also authored the book Property, Patrimony and Territory: Foundations of Land Use Planning in the Philippines published by UP SURP/PLANADES in 2004.

The audience for this lecture consists of practitioners as well as students of urban and regional planning and allied professions. Admission to the lecture is free. Slots are limited. Please reserve via surp.graduatestudies@gmail.com or call +632 9262120.

 

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SCURP Notice

The UP SURP Training and Extension Services Division (TESD) will conduct its SPECIAL COURSE ON URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING 2016: A BASIC COURSE IN URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (SCURP 2016: ABC IN URP) on MAY 30 – JUNE 3, 2016 at the Cariño Multipurpose Hall, SURP Bldg, E. Jacinto St., UP Diliman, Quezon City. APPLICATION HAS OFFICIALLY CLOSED AS OF 4 MAY 2016 (WEDNESDAY), 5PM. Please note that only limited slots were available.

 

IMPORTANT: Please be informed that there will be NO CONDUCT OF SCURP IN JULY 2016.

 

Kindly refer to the poster below for details. Thank you.

 

Public Lecture Invitation: “Learning from Tacloban: Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations for Resettlement Housing”

In continuing celebration of the School’s Golden Anniversary, the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) is holding monthly public lectures to provide a venue for discussing contemporary issues in urban and regional planning education and practices.

An upcoming lecture will be on “Learning from Tacloban: Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations for Resettlement Housing” to be delivered by Ar. Alex Furunes and Engr. Jago Boase of the StreetLight Foundation.  The forum will be held on 23 February 2016 (Tuesday) at 6:00 P.M., at the Cariño Multi-Purpose Hall, SURP Bldg., UP Diliman, Quezon City.   The audience for this lecture consists of practitioners and  students of urban and regional planning and allied professions.

Admission is free. Slots are limited. Email surp.graduatestudies@gmail.com or call +632 9262120 to reserve.

 

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Special Course on Urban and Regional Planning 2016: A Basic Course in Urban and Regional Planning

We are pleased to announce that the UP-SURP, through its Training and Extension Services Division, will conduct the first “Special Course on Urban and Regional Planning 2016: A Basic Course in Urban and Regional Planning (SCURP 2016: ABC in URP)” for the year.

The training program serves as an orientation-cum-introductory course on the basic concepts, processes and methodologies of urban and regional planning. Furthermore, the program also provides updates on the latest approaches, tools and techniques in the profession.

The five-day training program is designed to enhance capabilities of the functionaries of national agencies, local government units and professionals who are involved in planning-related activities. This course also caters to individuals who wish to pursue graduate education and/or career in planning.

The “SCURP 2016: ABC in URP” will be held on 7-11 March 2016 at the Cariño Multipurpose Hall, SURP Bldg., UP Diliman, Quezon City, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The tuition fee for the entire program is Php 12,000.00 only. Limited slots available.

Registrants are required to provide a non-refundable downpayment of Php2,000.00 upon submission of accomplished registration form. You may deposit your payment at UP Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. (UP PLANADES) Landbank Account #: 0702-1026-00. Kindly email/fax the scanned deposit slip to us once transaction is completed.

Interested participants are welcome to contact the Training Division would there be any queries on this course. Kindly reach us at telephone numbers (02)981-8500 local 4082 or (02) 926-2120; or email surptraining@gmail.com. Ms. Arlene Santiago will be happy to assist you. Thank you.

Click the link below, to download the application form: 

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SURP Public Lecture Invitation: “Housing as a Platform: American Housing Policy Fifty Years After the Creation of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development”

Let us start 2016 with a very interesting discussion on paradigm shifts in housing. Please block off an hour or two; join us in a meaningful discussion of relevant issues in urban and regional planning.

Everyone is cordially invited to the 50TH ANNIVERSARY PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES nineteenth lecture: “Housing as a Platform: American Housing Policy Fifty Years After the Creation of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development” by Deputy Asec. Ben Metcalf of the Office of Multifamily Housing Programs.

The lecture will be held on January 26, 2016 (Tuesday) at the Carino Hall, 3rd Floor SURP building. Admission is free. Slots are limited. Please reserve via surp.graduatestudies@gmail.com or call +632 9262120. Thank you.

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Second Issue of the Journal in Urban and Regional Planning (JURP)

The School of Urban and Regional Planning has made the 2015 Issue of the Journal in Urban and Regional Planning (JURP) available online.

The 2015 issue features the following peer reviewed articles:

Mode Shift Behavior of Bus Passengers to Rail System under Improved Rail Operations
by Germaine Ann C. Dilay, Alexis M. Fillone

Implementation of Multimodal Public Transportation Route Planner for Metro Manila
by Chelcie Narboneta, Kardi M. Teknomo

Engaging the ‘Ungovernable’: Urban Informality Issues and Insights for Planning
by Redento B. Recio

Interested parties are invited to view and download the articles at http://journals.upd.edu.ph/index.php/19May2014_surp/issue/view/490/showToc

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Mainstreaming Resilience Parameters in Megacities: From Concept to Implementation

As part of the celebration of the School’s Golden Anniversary, the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning is holding monthly public lectures which started in January and will run until December 2015.  The public lecture series provides a venue for discussing contemporary issues in urban and regional planning education and practices.

Our upcoming lecture will be on Mainstreaming Resilience Parameters in Megacities: From Concept to Implementation”  to be delivered byDr. Fouad Bendimerad, Chairman of the Board of EMI (the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative) a not-for-profit international scientific organization based in the Philippines. His lecture will be held on 10 November 2015 (Tuesday) at 6:00 P.M., at the Cariño Multi-Purpose Hall, SURP Bldg., UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The audience for this lecture consists of practitioners, as well as students of urban and regional planning

Admission is free. Slots are limited.

Email surp.graduatestudies@gmail.com or call +632 9262120 to reserve.


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Dr. Asteya Santiago’s Lecture: The Ongoing Professional Transformation of the Filipino Environmental Planner

Dr. Asteya Santiago, former Dean of SURP, will speak this coming Tuesday (20 October 2015) as part of the 50TH ANNIVERSARY PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES, on “The Ongoing Professional Transformation of the Filipino Environmental Planner” at the Carino Hall, 3rd Floor, SURP Building.

While admission is free, slots are limited. So please reserve your slot via surp.graduatestudies@gmail.com or call +632 9262120.

 

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UP-SURP Honors Outstanding Alumni

The University of the Philippines-School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP-SURP) pays tribute to its outstanding alumni on the occasion of the school’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and General Alumni Homecoming on October 22, 2015.

UP-SURP is pleased to award the following outstanding alumni:

Golden Alumnus Awardee – Teodoro T. Encarnacion
Alumnus of the Decade Awardee 1965-1974 – Apolo C. Jucaban
Alumnus of the Decade Awardee 1975-1984 – Ernesto M. Serote
Alumnus of the Decade Awardee 1985-1994 – Liza L. Lim
Alumnus of the Decade Awardee 1995-2004 – Arnel Paciano D. Casanova
Alumnus of the Decade Awardee 2005-2014 – Dennis S. Mas

The SURP outstanding alumni were nominated and selected based on their service to the community, leadership ability and experience, and inspirational impact of their work.  A Search Committee for Outstanding Alumni was convened by UP SURP Dean Mario Delos Reyes to spearhead the search and awarding of these outstanding alumni. This committee is composed of the following representing various sectors: Asteya Santiago as Committee Chairperson, Arturo Corpuz (Private Sector), Lirio Abuyuan (Professional Regulation Commission), Merlina Panganiban (SURP Alumni), Carmeli Marie Chaves (SURP Faculty), Arlene Santiago (SURP REPS), and Stephanie Gilles (SURP Students). The search is coordinated by SURP alumnus and UPAA-SURP Chapter Board of Trustee Vice-President Cesar Umali.

The outstanding alumni will be honored during the UP-SURP General Alumni Homecoming on October 22, 2015 at 6pm at the UP Diliman Bahay ng Alumni.