RESEARCH AGENDA
The School Research Agenda 2017

Environment and Natural Resource Planning
  • Impacts of flooding on the built environment and populations
  • Public-private partnerships to improve local environmental services delivery
  • Environmental assessment as a planning tool
  • Strategic environmental assessment
  • Biodiversity conservation in local land use and development planning
  • Ecological approach to trans-boundary planning
  • Emergency resource management
  • Logistics capacity assessment
  • Global geoparks for sustainable island development
  • Virtual reality application and innovation for sustainable coastal environments
  • Sustainable cities, healthy cities and learning cities
  • Sustainable development of urban regions
  • Spatio-temporal modelling of water quality for planning and management
  • Strengthening synergies between climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Challenges to building resilience in complex urban systems
  • Harmonization of vulnerability-led and impacts-led adaptation approaches
  • Maladaption and co-benefit potential of development strategies
  • Humanitarian logistics management in protracted disaster crisis
  • Mapping socio-ecological system thresholds to dangerous climate change
  • Resilient development pathways and Philippine's commitment to COP21
  • Water resources assessment, planning and management
  • Integrated water resource management

Estate Planning

Focal Areas Topics Focal Areas Topics
Public Housing
  • Socialized Housing

  • Economic Shelter Planning

  • Resettlement Planning
  • Tourism
  • Ecotourism

  • Agro-Ecotourism

  • Retirement/ Leisure Estate

  • Medical Tourism Planning

  • Cultural and Heritage Tourism

  • General Tourism Planning

  • Special Economic Zones and Free Ports
  • Agricultural Estates

  • Industrial Parks

  • Tourism Enterprise Zones

  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Special Use Zones
  • Government Centers/ Regional Centers Development

  • Campus Planning

  • Cultural Development and Heritage Preservation

  • Sports and Recreation Planning

  • Government Health Centers Planning
  • Rural Development / Agricultural Development
  • Food Security Planning

  • Agro-industrialization
  • Urban Development/ Urbanization
  • Social Development

  • Urban Financing

  • Urban Governance
  • Land, Land Investment and Asset Management
  • Estate Valuation and Management

  • Land Administration and Management

  • Land Governance and Taxation

  • Highest and Best Use

  • Land Conversion

  • Landbanking
  • Other Emerging Topics/ Multi-disciplinary in

    Estate Planning
  • Climate Adaptive and Disaster Resilient Settlement

  • Urban Regeneration

  • Transit-oriented Developments in Developing

      City-Regions

  • Low Carbon Cities

  • Network of Open Green Spaces

  • Planning for PWDs

  • Post-disaster Rehabilitation Planning

  • Slum Upgradings

  • Green Urban Design

  • Participatory Planning/ Community-driven Planning

  • Sustainable Development Goals

  • Migration and Development

  • Gender-sensitive Estate Planning

  • New Urban Agenda

  • Informal Settlement Growth and management

  • Public Works Planning

    • Public-Private Partnerships and other implementation arrangements
    • Funding infrastructure projects
    • Risk analyses
    • Exit strategies for old/ obsolete public work projects: planning for reuse, recycling and disposal

    Transportation Planning

    • Public transport supply and demand
    • Inter-island travel demand
    • Mobility in cities
    • Non-motorized transport
    • International, regional, sub-regional, city logistics
    • Low-carbon transport systems
    • PPP modalities for transport system development
    • Regulation and integration potentialities of informal transport systems
    • Traffic management patterns, challenges & opportunities: impact to policy, design, governance
    • Humanitarian Logistics
    THESES & DISSERTATIONS
    • Determinants of Demand for the River Ferry Service: the Case of the Pasig
    • Design and Implementation of Planning Information Systems at the Meso-Micro Levels: A Case of Region IV
    • A Proposal for a Research-Based Training Program for the Development of Case Study Materials and Audio-Visual Aids in the Institute of Environmental Planning (IEP)
    • Towards A Sustainable Solid Waste Collection Approach: a Case Study of Batangas City, Philippines
    • The Dynamics of Land Use Change
    • Peoples’ Participation in a Relocation Process: a Case Study of the Balete Relocation Project Undertaken by the Philippine Ports Authority in Batangas City, Philippines
    • Impact of Artificial Reefs: Case of Nasidman Island
    • The Relationship Between Population and Economic Development in the Philippines
    • Ecological Profiles: A New Approach to Incorporate Environmental Considerations in Local Development Planning and Decision-Making