ICLEI SEAS conducts workshop on metropolitanization, inter-local cooperation at Future Perfect conference

In celebration of its 75th founding anniversary, Quezon City hosted an international conference dubbed as “Future Perfect: Cities at the Forefront of Change and Development” on 10-12 October 2015 to showcase and discuss innovative approaches and reforms to city administration, governance, and development. The three main themes of the conference were climate change and urban resiliency, livability in cities of rapid growth, and inter-local cooperation.

Recognizing the need for Philippine local governments to look beyond geographic boundaries and work collaboratively towards sustainable development, ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) organized a workshop on Metropolitanization and Inter-local Cooperation at the Future Perfect conference on October 10.

More than twenty staff from the different departments of the local government of Quezon City participated in the workshop along with representatives from other Metro Manila cities. The participants discussed the current status and ways to address the gaps on local development planning, particularly in the areas of horizontal and vertical integration. They also shared existing and planned initiatives on inter-local government unit (LGU) cooperation in the country, and identified areas to strengthen and promote institutional mechanisms for inter-LGU collaboration.

To present case studies on inter-local cooperation, ICLEI SEAS invited Regional Director Milagros Rimando of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) - Cordillera Administrative Region to discuss the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) Growth Area, and OIC-Director Ma. Josefina Faulan of the Office of the Assistant General Manager for Planning of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to share insights on the Metro Manila Greenprint 2030. OIC-Director Remedios Endencia from the NEDA Regional Development Staff served as a discussant.

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Recognizing the need for Philippine local governments to look beyond geographic boundaries and work collaboratively towards sustainable development, ICLEI SEAS organized a workshop on Metropolitanization and Inter-local Cooperation at the Future Perfect conference in Quezon City, Philippines, on 10 October 2015.
 
 
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