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About the Project

FPPC believes that livable cities have distinct identities, which they define by embracing their history, while developing and growing in congruence with the aspirations and increasing demands of its residents

            Safe Urban Mobility Project

Works with students to assess the safety and accessibility of portions of Manila.  The audit used the MySafetiPinApp, a map-based mobile application that collects and disseminates safety-related information through the crowdsourcing scoring method based on nine parameters: lighting, openness, visibility, people density, security, walk path, transportation, gender density, and overall vicinity feel.

FPPC hopes to use the survey findings as a starting point for further engagement with other universities in Manila, as well as national and sub-national officials on policies related to public safety, transport, accessibility and mobility.

            Liveable Cities in a Changing World: The FPPC Research Agenda

The concept of creating “liveable cities” is still very much centered on the developed country model; however, rapid urbanisation and issues of food security, accessibility, job security and sustainability are having a greater impact on emerging markets.  Sharing of best practices in innovation and positive responses to disruption, as well as culture-sensitive, community-based solutions that make use of new technologies are needed to bring about more realistic liveable city standards better suited to the context of emerging markets.

The FPPC welcomes interested scholars and organisations to collaborate on public policy issues in urban development, specifically in the context of developing economies.


YOU-Belt Watch: A Forum on Safe Urban Mobility and Accessibility

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Project Partners


UrbanisMO.ph is a collective of individuals and groups interested in difficult conversations about urban development and design.

The goal is to support multiple platforms for research and practice that can help make cities in the Philippines work better for all Filipinos. Urbanisasyon para sa mas nakararami.

Their working question is, ano ang klaseng urbanisasyon na para sa ‘yo? Ano ang urbanisMO?

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Research Fellows

Robert Anthony Cruz Siy, III

Robert took B.A. in International Relations, Minor, and Entrepreneurial Leadership from Tufts University – USA.

He is an economist who specializes in the planning, delivery, and management of infrastructure projects, with a focus on public transit projects and policy.

Rob Siy is an economist who specializes in the planning, delivery, and management of infrastructure projects, with a focus on public transit projects and policy.

Rob writes at www.RenegadeUrbanism.com

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Maria Karla Abigail Pangilinan

Maria Karla Abigail (Abbey) Pangilinan is a development worker and urban planner who specialized on implementing social protection programs, such as the conditional cash transfer, in both urban and rural contexts.

She worked in the Department of Social Welfare and Development from 2010-2016. From 2013-2016, she served as the National Deputy Program Manager for Operations of the Philippine Conditional Cash Transfer Program (Pantawid Pamilya).

Prior to working in DWSD, she has worked in the legislature and private sector. Abbey finished her BA in Political Science (magna cum laude) and MA in Urban and Regional Planning from UP Diliman.

She completed her MSc in Urbanisation and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science under the Chevening scholarship.

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