Special Course on Urban and Regional Planning: A Basic Course in Urban and Regional Planning
 The training program serves as an orientation-cum-introductory course in the basic concepts, processes and methodlologies of urban and regional planning. The course also provides updates on the latest approaches, tools and techniques in the profession.

 The five-day training program includes topics on the following: The Philippine Planning System, Population and Social Development, Local Economic Development, Estate Planning and Management, Public Works Planning, Transport Planning and Traffic Management, Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Public Private Partnership, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Concepts and Strategies, Strategical Environmental Assesment, Smart Growth/Green Urbanism, among the other topics.

SCURP: ABC in URP Batch 18

   The UP SURP Training and Extension Services Division is pleased to announce that application to the program, “Special Course on Urban and Regional Planning: A Basic Course in Urban and Regional Planning (SCURP: ABC in URP)” is now open. This program is set on 27-31 May 2019 at UP SURP, Diliman, Quezon City.

   Interested participants may register by filling-out the online registration form found at https://forms.gle/V22ufpWkHtPmvVJx5

WHAT: A Basic Course in Urban and Regional Planning (ABC in URP)

WHEN: 27-31 May 2019, from 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.

WHEN: UP SURP Cariño Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City

HOW MUCH: The registration fee is PhP 15,000.00 per participant. For every group of five participants registering together, we will give a group discount of PhP 1,000.00 off for each member (PhP 5,000.00 total discount) if they register on or before 10 May 2019.

Registrants are required a non-refundable downpayment of PhP 2,000.00 upon submission of accomplished registration form. Scanned proof of payment must be uploaded on the registration portal. You may deposit your payment at UP Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. (UP PLANADES) - BPI Account # 3081-1125-91 (TIN: 001-160-447).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 10 May 2019, 5:00 P.M. First-come, first-served policy applies. Application may close earlier than the indicated deadline.

For further inquiries, please contact us and look for Ms. Arlene Santiago or Mr. Jhay Aganipan: Tel.: (632)926-2120 / (632)981-8500 loc. 4082 Email Address: surptraining.upd@up.edu.ph Office Address: Training and Extension Services Division, 2/F SURP Bldg., E. Jacinto St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101

Strengthening further

 The SURP to be an institution of learning and excellence in research in planning in Southeast Asia, anchored on environmentally sustainable development and low carbon society, and guided with the Philippines’ national aspirations
 To provide the means in meeting its vision, I do hope that within the term given to me, if I will be the one chosen to be the steward of The SURP, the following will be the tasks that I intend to do:

  Necessitate the review and improvements of the current academic programs of The SURP to be more attuned to development planning and in ensuring it to be at par with planning institutions not only in Southeast Asia but in Europe and the United States.

  Strengthen its graduate programs to ensure that its students will be properly equipped as professionals in planning, planning educators, responsive evaluators of development projects, estate planners, transport planners with consideration of not only in support of development and business but also in addressing the impacts of development projects.

  Strengthen the knowledge and skills of planners in the government, more importantly at the local level, in not only coming up with plans but also in furnishing their decision-makers proper information necessary for coming up with responsive policies that will result to strategies relevant in meeting their mandate for development and addressing impacts of development.

  Provide responsive practical capacity-building tuned to both the requirements of the public and private sectors and civil society organizations that are critical in the check and balance of planning.

  Review and eventually lay down a research framework that can guide The SURP in coming up with research and studies that not only will support its graduate programs but provide the planning tools in support of national development and inclusive growth. The research framework needs to include the new thoughts, tools for research and in meeting the complexities of development planning in ensuring inclusive growth and addressing climate change impacts/disaster risk reduction, and other urban problems such as traffic congestion, urban sprawl, air quality, and so on. The advent of ICT and recent applications for analysis, big data, among others are relevant directions for research.

  Ensure smooth transition from the immediate school administration, not only reviewing the programs and initiatives done but also to provide continuity in pursuing ICURP and how the new building of The SURP can be fully utilized by the future generations of The SURP.