ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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ONE of the great things of being in the professions of Architecture and Urban Planning is the ability to effect lasting, sustainable changes in the communities, towns, cities, and countries that we have worked in. Building cities is not an easy feat, and even more turning around declining downtowns. So,…

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Second of this two-part series on “2015 Trends in Architecture, Urban Planning and Real Estate”   WITH the Asean integration becoming a big game changer this 2015, expect more architecture, planning, and design firms being more exposed to different Asean and international projects. Contrary to the belief that a borderless…

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TIME magazine labeled 1989 as “The Year That Changed the World.” Europe saw its divisions and its centrality wither, Germany finally saw the Fall of the Berlin Wall, China pushed for democracy at Tiananmen Square, South Africa’s apartheid system has started to collapse, and the world started to feel the…

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FAMOUS plans were usually attached to a man’s name – Abercrombie, Burnham.These days there isn’t a single visionary, godlike planner. PlaNYC, for example, wasn’t called the ‘Bloomberg Plan.’ ” –Patrick Philips, Chief Executive of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Regular readers of this column might already be familiar with my…

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WATERFRONT real estate has higher land value when developed as frontdoor towns, cities, and communities because of the amenity value of the bodies of water – oceanfronts, seafronts, lakefronts, and riverfronts. People flock to the coast to be closer to nature and the calming effect of the sound and smell…

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Second of two parts Think about this: 12 bikes can fit in one parking space. That alone presents a lot of development opportunities and savings. Last week, I talked about how the Urban Land Institute (ULI), through its Building Healthy Places Initiative, has managed to give an insightful and comprehensive…

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PHYSICAL design affects human behavior at all scales—buildings, neighborhoods, communities, and regions. The places in which we live, work, and play can affect both our mental and physical well-being.” –10 Principles for Building Healthy Places, ULI Report 2013 Filipinos are being stressed out by our overdue transportation infrastructure update, our…

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