LIRLAP integrates sustainable spatial development and risk management. With primacy of urban risk governance, the project seeks long-standing strategies on:
- Sustaining re-settlement sites via urban livelihood strategies;
- Revitalise on-site upgrading for community resilience building and pilot locally viable resilience design of the prioritised informal settlement’
- Balancing spatial structure of Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces as a chance to accommodate future re-settlement;
- Preparing for peripheral mid-size cities’ growth; and
- Diverging urban growth into other regional metro-areas so as to augment growth absorption.
LIRLAP intends to contribute to the following discussions:
- Dealing with disaster risk through spatial planning, especially in settlements that are hardest hit and least equipped with the formal system of risk-reducing planning mechanisms.
- Strengthening resilience while focusing on reducing social vulnerability. Since the most vulnerable people live in informal settlements, their livelihoods are at the heart of the interventions examined.
- Support mainstreaming to promote implementation and translate scientific knowledge into capacity building, policy advice and transferable knowledge.
- A Joint Doctoral Program and training courses for planning practitioners will be developed to improve local solution capacities.