ABC in Urban and Regional Planning, 2015
March 20, 2015

The UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) Training and Extension Division recently concluded its first run of the training entitled “A Basic Course in Urban and Regional Planning (ABC in URP)” for 2015. The training is an introductory course on the basic concepts, processes and methodologies of urban and regional planning, and provides updates on the latest planning approaches, tools and techniques. Specialists are tapped to share their expertise and experiences on the planning profession.

For this batch, fifty-nine (59) participants from Local Government Units (LGUs), National Government Agencies (NGAs), and the private sector attended the training, which was held from 16 to 20 March 2015 at the 3rd Floor Cariño Multi-Purpose Hall of the UP SURP.

The next training is scheduled for 11 to 15 May 2015. Interested participants may inquire at (0632) 926-2120, or email the surptraining@gmail.com for more details.

COUNTDOWN TO SURP'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
VISION
The SURP’s twin Vision in the next decade shall be:

SURP will be a globally competitive learning, research and training institution in the fields of urban, rural, and regional planning within an archipelagic and tropical environment comprised of landscapes and seascapes in a developing economy; and

SURP will be a center of excellence for learning and research in the development of innovative theories, tools, and sustainable practices in urban, rural, and regional planning adapted to developing countries.
MISSION
The SURP’s Mission for the next three years (2012-2015) shall be to continue and further enhance its contribution to socioeconomic development and nation building:

Improving the quality of education in the school and producing highly competent planners.

Extending technical assistance to government, non-government organizations (NGOs), peoples' organizations (POs), the private sector, and other academic and research institutions on policy formulation and plan preparation for the development of localities, regions, and the nation.

Disseminating new knowledge on urban and regional planning theories, tools, and practices through the School’s publications and training programs.

Protecting and advocating for the welfare of society -particularly the poor- and promoting social justice and equity in the formulation of development plans and programs.