Pasig City Completely Devoid of Trees; Photo by Daphne Oseña-Paez
“Within its moss-covered walls, hoary with the scars of centuries, are contained a priceless collection of objects of high historic value, beautiful shrines, and age-defying temples – things which the tourist in his search for the strangely new, strangely old, will discover in no other part of the world”. - Daniel O’Connell, 1908
This is a quote from Manila, The Pearl of the Orient, a tourist guide book published i
Community planting. Photo by PALA-NCCA Luntiang Barangay Project Team, 2014.
Landscape Architecture and Sustainability
In a recent write up at The Dirt by the American Society of Landscape Architects, Patricia O’Donnell mentions the possible role that landscape architects can do in helping solve inter-connected problems faced by all. As part of the United Nations new sustainable development agenda formalised last September 2015 in New York, O’Donnell points out that landscape architects could co
The grasslands at the base of Mts. Iglit-Baco has been shaped by centuries of human activity and tamaraw (native buffalo) grazing. Copyright: Bojer Capati.
The world contains a vast variety of landscapes that represent a myriad of regions, cultures, and different approaches of man’s adaptation to the natural world. Since 1992, these particular landscapes were termed as ‘cultural landscapes’, recognised by UNESCO to be the combined works of nature and man. These places give a glimpse of the ev