Second Issue of the Journal in Urban and Regional Planning (JURP)
November 3, 2015

The School of Urban and Regional Planning has made the 2015 Issue of the Journal in Urban and Regional Planning (JURP) available online.

The 2015 issue features the following peer reviewed articles:

Mode Shift Behavior of Bus Passengers to Rail System under Improved Rail Operations by Germaine Ann C. Dilay, Alexis M. Fillone

Implementation of Multimodal Public Transportation Route Planner for Metro Manila by Chelcie Narboneta, Kardi M. Teknomo

Engaging the ‘Ungovernable’: Urban Informality Issues and Insights for Planning by Redento B. Recio

Interested parties are invited to view and download the articles at

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.