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Department of Spatial Planning
Main Goals and Methods

Main Goals of the R&D Phase

The ongoing Research and Development Phase (2021-2025) focuses on:

  • approaches of relocation and upgrading in urban development with pilot projects in selected areas in Metro Manila;
  • co-producing climate-adapted upgrading and retreat with inhabitants to elevate livelihoods;
  • mainstreaming locally viable strategies for upgrading and retreat and integrating resilience planning via stakeholder capacity building training and a Dual PhD between Dortmund and SURP. 


Stakeholder workshop series in UP SURP, Quezon City, Metro Manila in February 2020.