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What it would take to revitalize Metro Manila into a ‘City Beautiful’

In the mid-1990s, Taiwanese architect and urban designer Sean Chiao and his company were tasked to change the original master plan of Bonifacio Global City (BGC). When he emphasized the vision of a walkable environment and a landscape-centered city, Chiao drew flak from the locals. He recalled being told: You re not from the Philippines. Filipinos don t need streets and sidewalks. They want to go to shopping centers. It s hot. Nobody wants to go outside! But then he explained: People turn to shoppi

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