11.04.2005

in the zone


Mandaluyong's Land Use Plan


I mentioned in a previous post the difficulty of remotely obtaining land use plans for Metro Manila cities. I'm happy to report that at least Mandaluyong has it's land use plan maps and regulations online. (Although I wish they had an option to download either a hi-res version or an a vector file format -even CAD.)
More files available via:
I will be extracting the zones as best as I can (using photoshop) but just a few observations:

  • The zoning is definitively euclidean -so the uses are separated, and it looks like there are no opportunities for intense, mixed-use districts.

  • Mandaluyong sets aside a zone (R-4) for socialized housing - which probably represents blighted areas.

More on this later.

(For a good discussion on Jane Jacob's critique of euclidean zoning, see this article by Jay Wickersham.)

4 comments:

barangaysingapore said...

Halu!

galing ng site mo. keep it going!
nsa ibang bansa ako ngayon. naniniwala ako na gaganda ang pilipinas. mismanage lang cya ngayon. sinabi ko to kasi babalik ako sa pinas. mas masarap mabuhay sa atin.

nkaadd ka sa blog ko dati pa..hope you could also add me too.

http://barangaysingapore.blogspot.com/

Urbano dela Cruz said...

barangaysingapore,

salamat. agree ako sayo na may pag-asa pa ang pilipinas. ika nga ni Freeman Dyson, "There is no limit to what you can accomplish, as long as you are prepared to wait."

Salamat din sa blog address mo. (Medyo naka-focus lahat ng links ko to Manila oriented sites, so ipagpaumanhin mo kung hindi kita i-dadagdag sa lista ko. -I hope that doesn't discourage you.)

barangaysingapore said...

NP. basta ok sakin ang blog mo. madami akong natututunan.

baka me idea ka sa North rail project...gusto ko kasi malaman kung saan sila maglalagay ng stations para may idea ako kung saan maganda maginvest.

keep em coming.

Anonymous said...

YOU'RE RIGHT!
hirap maghanap land use maps ng cities d2 s pilipinas! sa internet man or sa city hall, limited lagi info. kainis

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