TwoEco co-hosted this year's Manila Urban Design Festival with VivaManila at Curiosity Design. The festival itself is not limited to urban planning professionals, or even just to the city of Manila - as a part of the Manila Urban Design Festival, we are united by a common desire to make life in Metro Manila more liveable, inclusive, and meaningful.
Mark Evidente, on TwoEco's behalf, spoke about a very quick conceptual plan linking four key areas of Quezon City for tourism (and the improved use of residents too, of course) - The Quezon City Memorial Circle, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, the Maginhawa Food District, and the University of the Philippines - laying the foundations of the plan on the history of QC, green space and the outdoors, the cultural experience of museums, events and food. He noted the challenges of connectivity and scale between these areas, the need for a deliberate, cross-agency multi-stakeholder strategy for place-making and branding, and how the experience can be improved for the benefit of all.
With Manila Urban Design, we hope to begin discussions with stakeholders on how the plan can be improved, implemented, and turned into a reality.
The Festival however lasted throughout the week, with different events in Escolta, on Taft Avenue, at Bonifacio Global Center, and finally at Quezon City, traversing issues from mobility, tourism, data, media, disaster, art, governance. See the posters below: