A new and improved Liveable Cities Dashboard is set to launch this April. A preview to this project was presented by Liveable Cities Challenge Chairman Bill Luz and UK Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce during the first (virtual) Liveable Cities Labs for 2021 on February 24.
Local chief executives in Metro Manila and in the provinces bared their respective COVID-19 vaccination plans on Wednesday, highlighting the importance of the local governments' preparedness to be able to convince their constituents to be inoculated against the coronavirus.
Mentors’ Workshop on How to Craft a Winning Application for Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Mayors Challenge
Liveable Cities Philippines and League of Cities Philippines, in partnership with Globe Telecom, is pleased to invite all registered cities for the Mayors Challenge to the “Mentors’ Workshop on How to Craft a Winning Application for Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Mayors Challenge” today, 26 February 2021 (Friday) from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. This workshop is designed to assist mayors in creating and enhancing their proposals before the application deadline on 21 March 2021.
The Liveable Cities Challenge and the League of Cities Philippines, in partnership with Globe Telecom, just recently conducted a Virtual Briefing on Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Mayors Challenge held last 10 February 2021 (Wednesday) from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM.
Local government units (LGUs) must work together and take advantage of technology to create disaster-resilient towns and cities, according to architect Nathaniel “Dinky” von Einsiedel, president of the Alliance for Safe, Sustainable, and Resilient Environments (ASSURE). ASSURE is a group of environmental planners, architects, engineers, and related professionals directly involved with disaster risk mitigation and climate adaptation work. The group provided emergency assistance and built shelters in poor municipalities affected by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
In pre-COVID times, our urban transport systems were a daily challenge for many Filipinos. COVID-19 disrupted traditional urban systems and made life more difficult for people. Though we all want to open up the economy by allowing at least 50% of workers to return to work, our mass transit systems in Metro Manila, for instance, only allow up to 30% to actually find a ride. Cities need to adapt quickly and more creatively than ever before.