public spaces

an empty street in ortigas
Pasig City closed a busy Ortigas street for half a day. This is what happened

“Open Street Sundays” is the city’s way of creating more “open public spaces” where people can walk, jog, bike, and exercise without cars

arroceros park redevelopment elevated path walks
What’s happening to Arroceros Park? It’s becoming an ‘urban forest park’

A recent visit by environmental groups revealed that the city’s beautification project involved chopping trees and putting elevated cemented platforms in Manila’s last lung

UP Diliman’s Academic Oval reopens to the public. Here’s what you need to know

The university’s open space welcomes joggers, walkers, runners, and the general public regardless of age and vaccination status back this week

public swarming to dolomite beach at Manila bay
You can swim at the dolomite beach by 2022 if DENR’s plans push through

For your reference, the coliform level at the beach is currently at 22,000 MPN/100 mL. Here’s DENR’s plan to reduce it to a safe 100 MPN/100 mL

aerial view of intramuros
Intramuros is considering pedestrian-only streets to improve mobility—and it needs your input

Do you agree with the Intramuros Administration’s plans to turn certain streets into pedestrian-only streets where motor vehicles are not allowed to enter?

Brisbane just converted a golf course into a public park. We want that for us

As the need for outdoor community spaces grows, Brisbane is converting a golf course into a public park. Why can’t we follow suit?

sunflowers
UP Diliman’s sunflowers are blooming thanks to a sewage system and a small river

The annual bloom that marks the commencement ceremony is now underway at University Avenue. Out of respect for the hard work that went into growing them, please don’t pick them

National Artist Arturo Luz’s sculptures live on in public spaces

National Artist for Visual Arts Arturo Luz passed away at 94, but his Modernist creations live on in spaces accessible to everyone

UP Diliman Academic Oval reopens this weekend with stricter health protocols

After closing to the public due to the existence of new COVID-19 variants, UP Diliman is opening the Academic Oval again on Feb. 15

Newly renovated Lagusnilad underpass has Baybayin signs but not all netizens are happy about it

Yesterday, Manila City unveiled the newly renovated Lagusnilad or Manila Underpass. The product of a…