Urban development in the Philippines

In the Philippines, urban development is coming when environments in its major cities are relatively degraded and spatial orientations are chaotic and messy, not to mention encroachment on right-of-ways rendering expansion and redesign of transport networks such as EDSA impossible (without massive deconstruction and resettlement). Vice President Binay is right when he said the private sector particularly real estate developers have virtually taken control of the country’s land for so many years. Public urban administrators indeed face a gargantuan task but as it is said the destination is reached by actually making that step on the right road.


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