Secondary Cities – Baguio City, Summer Capital, still?


Baguio City, the summer capital. Daniel Burnham himself was tasked to master plan this high altitude city for american colonials needing a cooldown during tropical summers in the Philippines. If you look closely you might see a glimmer of the park of named after him. Recently, issues like congestion and flooding  has affected its residents. Continuous sprawl and commercial development increased demand for land conversion.

How will the city planner balance the need to sustain the growth of the city as well as develop mechanisms for flood management?

*this map was prepared using open data from OsmContributors, QGIS, SRTM, & OpenTopography.


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