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