Urban Development

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