Public Lecture Series in February
February 9, 2016

In line with its 50th Founding Anniversary, the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning will be holding a lecture entitled "Learning from Tacloban: Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations for Housing", to be delivered by Engr. Jago Boase of Ramboll UK, and Ar. Alexander Furunes, Founder of WORKSHOP Architecture. Both speakers are actively involved in the design and reconstruction of Streetlight Found, an orphanage and school organization for street children in Tacloban.

The lecture shall present findings from a workshop conducted on the reconstruction process currently being undertaken in Tacloban Northern, where most of the coastal communities have been relocated. The lecture will be held on 23 February 2016 (Tuesday) at 6:00 p.m., at the Carino Multi-Purpose Hall, SURP Bldg., UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Participants may email to or call (02) 926-2120 to confirm attendance.

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.
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.