I was browsing the HLURB web site and found jpegs of land use maps from the metro area. I wish they had a land use map of the whole metro. All the land use maps are dated 1981 - does that mean that none of the MM cities have undertaken a comprehensive land use mapping/zoning since then? The website says there is a GIS cookbook for LGU projects going on - as part of a preparation for comprehensive land use submissions by the cities. It seems like its a two year project that started in 2004 - so we'll probably have new land use plans in 2006.
Given the precedent, the new land use plans will be in force for the next 30 years. They will decide the shape of Metro Manila for the next 100.
What is telling is that the CLUPs are being done on a city/municipality basis. Will there be a regional plan?
More on this later.