Mainstreaming Resilience Parameters in Megacities: From Concept to Implementation
October 26, 2015

As part of the celebration of the School’s Golden Anniversary, the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning is holding monthly public lectures which started in January and will run until December 2015. The public lecture series provides a venue for discussing contemporary issues in urban and regional planning education and practices.

Our upcoming lecture will be on “Mainstreaming Resilience Parameters in Megacities: From Concept to Implementation” to be delivered by Dr. Fouad Bendimerad, Chairman of the Board of EMI (the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative) a not-for-profit international scientific organization based in the Philippines. His lecture will be held on 10 November 2015 (Tuesday) at 6:00 P.M., at the Cariño Multi-Purpose Hall, SURP Bldg., UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The audience for this lecture consists of practitioners, as well as students of urban and regional planning

Admission is free. Slots are limited.

Email or call +632 9262120 to reserve.

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.