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ICHSPD

Advancing Sustainable Cities and Communities through Science, Technology, and Innovation

August 2024 – Philippines

About the Conference

APRU SCL

The Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning – College of Human
Ecology (DCERP-CHE) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) will be hosting the 7th Annual Conference of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – Sustainable Cities and Landscapes (APRU-SCL) and the 3rd International Conference on Human Settlements Planning and Development (ICHSPD) on August 6 – 8, 2024 in Manila City.
With the complex problems faced by the world today – disasters, rapid urbanization, international conflict and urban governance issues among others, the upcoming conference shall provide a venue for actors to collaborate, form partnerships and respond to global risks most felt among cities and communities.

ICHSPD

The Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning- College of Human Ecology (DCERP-CHE) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) will be hosting the 3rd International Conference on Human Settlements Planning and Development (ICHSPD) in August 2024 in Manila City.

With the complex problems faced by the world today – disasters, rapid urbanization, international conflict and urban governance issues among others, the upcoming conference shall provide a venue for actors to collaborate, form partnerships and respond to global risks most felt among cities and communities.

The Organizers

Overall Conference Director

 

DR. EDGAR M. REYES JR., EnP

   

Co-Conference Director

 

DR. MA. CATRIONA E. DEVANADERA

   

Chief Conference Manager

 

Prof. JOHN CEFFREY L. ELIGUE, EnP

   

Program and Fellowship

 

DR. SHIELA B. AUSTERO

 

 

Ms. GRACE ANNE C. BUNO, EnP

 

 

Prof. ARLENE B. TOLENTINO, EnP

   

Student Volunteers

 

Ms. MARY JOY J. ANCHETA

 

 

Ms. KATHLEEN ARAIMGWEN H. PARAISO

   

Delegates and Society

 

Prof. SANDRA S. SAMANTELA, EnP

 

 

Prof. ALMIRA GELES L. DE MESA, EnP

   

Finance and Networks Management            

 

DR. KRISTINA S. CORDERO-BAILEY

 

 

DR. JOAN PAULINE P. TALUBO, EnP

 

 

DR. RICARDO M. SANDALO

 

 

Prof. JANSSEN ANDREW S. CALVELO

   

Blueprints and Technical Committee

 

Prof.  JOHN CEFFREY L. ELIGUE, EnP.

 

 

Ms. ALYANNA P. MANEJA, EnP

 

 

Mr. JOHN WHEEN L. RENEGADO

 

 

Ms. KAYE ANNE A. MATRE

   

Scientific Committee

 

DR. CASPER B. AGATON

 

 

Prof. EDWIN R. ABUCAY

   

Logistics Committee

 

Prof. RYAN RANDLE. B. RIVERA, EnP

 

 

Prof. KYLE PIERRE R. ISRAEL

 

 

Mr. JOHN WHEEN L. RENEGADO

 

 

Mr. CHRISTIAN M. MACAPUA

   

Conference Support

 

Ms. VERA TERESA S. ANGELES

 

 

Ms. JINKY J. CANOY

 

 

Mr. MICHAEL REVILLEZA

 

 

Ms. MYRA N. CRUZ

The Organization

The International Conference on Human Settlements Planning and Development is organized and hosted by the Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning (DCERP) of the College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Banos. DCERP was founded in 1983 and functions within the harmonizing framework of humans in relation to their environment. Its ultimate aim is to contribute towards the national goal of improving the quality of life and general well-being of the Filipino people.
Its vision is to be a leading institution providing high quality education, research, and public service in human settlements planning towards sustainable development; with the mission to develop and promote sustainable and resilient human settlements through:

1. Education of environmental planning professionals with holistic and interdisciplinary perspective;
2. Knowledge generation in situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development plans; and
3. Provision of technical assistance to various institutions.

Programme

Registration Fee

USD 400

Keynote Speakers

Paola Boarin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland

Dr. Paola Boarin is Associate Professor of Architectural Technology and Sustainability at Te Pare School of Architecture and Planning of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she is the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) and the co-founder and inaugural co-director of the Future Cities Research Hub, a School Centre bringing together researchers from across the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries and the University of Auckland around transdisciplinary research focussing on climate change and social, cultural and spatial urban well-being.

Dr. Boarin’s research addresses the links across architecture, technology and the environment, focusing on regenerative design, sustainable conservation, adaptation and retrofit of existing and heritage buildings, and integrated practices for post-occupancy evaluations at building and neighbourhood scale. She is involved in transdisciplinary research groups and projects focusing on the nexus across design, health and climate change impacts. She is the University of Auckland representative in the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub where she is a member of the Executive and Steering committee, and a co-lead in the Sustainable Urban Design Working Group

Plenary Speakers

Yizhao Yang, Ph.D.

Professor,  University of Oregon

Dr. Yizhao Yang is a Professor at the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon. Her interdisciplinary research examines the interplay among “Place, Policy, and People” in the context of fostering sustainable urban development and creating livable communities. Her scholarship focuses primarily on two key domains: the intricate relationship between policy and place, and the dynamic interaction between place and people. 
In the realm of policy and place, Dr. Yang investigates how cultural and institutional factors shape sustainable planning policies, examining the transferability of place-based policies across diverse urban contexts. Her research extends across various Asian countries, analyzing the formulation and implementation of sustainable urban development policies. Presently, she is studying Voluntary Local Reviews in Japanese cities to identify adaptable, effective strategies for global application.
Within the domain of place and people, Dr. Yang’s research explores how individuals’ environments impact their behaviors and overall well-being, taking into account personal traits such as attitudes and preferences. The overarching goal of this aspect of her research is to identify effective placemaking strategies that foster the creation of inclusive, livable communities.

Atty. Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay

City Mayor, Makati

Atty. Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay was elected Mayor of Makati in 2016. Her administration has embraced technology to promote greater transparency, efficiency and competitiveness while accelerating Makati’s transformation into a Smart City. She envisions Makati as a model city that can show other localities how to reduce their emissions and become more resilient, sustainable, and livable.

In 2021, Mayor Abby became the first Mayor in the world to commit to the global initiative Cities Race to Resilience (RtR). 

In August 2022, Mayor Abby declared a climate emergency to mobilize multi-stakeholder climate action. Makati was subsequently proclaimed by UNDRR as the first-ever Resilience Hub in Southeast Asia.

Mayor Abby believes that leaders all over the world should listen to the advice of experts and acknowledge the urgency of climate change. She has taken on significant roles to raise the voices of local governments in international dialogs. Currently, she is a Global Executive Committee member of ICLEI, Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance’s City Ambassador for Asia, Board Member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy for Southeast Asia, Council Member of UCLG ASPAC, and the Vice President of CityNet.

 

 

Samad Sepasgozar, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor,  UNSW Sydney

Professor Samad Sepasgozar’s primary research focus lies in the integration of Digital Twin, artificial intelligence, and sensing technologies within smart cities and construction. His work is dedicated to driving digital transformation for futuristic cities and sustainable built environments.

He is an Associate Editor for the prestigious Journal of Architectural Engineering run by the American Society of Civil Engineering (Top 10% globally). He is also an Editorial Board (Academic handling editor) of Nature Scientific Reports (H-index: 213), recognized as one of the top 5 highly cited journals in the world. He has conducted numerous experiments and developed multiple digital applications, with over 250 publications, including scholarly articles and books. His work has garnered international recognition, earning prestigious accolades such as Technology of the Year Finalist, National Australian Construction Award, and Best Paper awards for publications in the Top 1% and Top 10% journals consistently.

Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay, Ph.D​

Professor,  University of the Philippines

Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay is an Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and Professor at the National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines. He is currently the Director of the University of the Philippines Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) Center, established to conduct research and development and extension services on natural hazards, disaster risk reduction and climate change. He is also the Executive Director of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute, an institution established by the U.P. System as an agent of change in the country’s disaster resilience efforts. He is a recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Research Award from DOST, the 2013 Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Outstanding Professional of the Year Award, the 2013 Outstanding Filipino Award (TOFIL), the 2015 Plinius Medal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) and the 2020 StartNetwork Changemaker Award.

 

Manila, Philippines

The city is the center of the country’s economic, political, social, and cultural activity. It is located on the island of Luzon and spreads along the eastern shore of Manila Bay at the mouth of the Pasig River.

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