Paulo Alcazaren

Paulo Alcazaren is an urban planner and landscape architect with project involvements over the last three decades all over Southeast Asia. He is a published author and has been a contributor and columnist to the Philippine Star for the last 20 years. He is a recipient of NCCA, CCP and international professional awards both for his writing and his design work.

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(Paulo is a city planner, urban designer and landscape architect with over three decades of work in Southeast Asia. He is best known in the Philippines as the designer of the Iloilo...

Diliman revival

I spent a big chunk of the 1970s at UP Diliman, off and on and eventually finishing two degrees (in architecture and landscape architecture). Aside from structured learning, I spent as much...

Paulo Alcazaren

Paulo Alcazaren is an urban planner and landscape architect with project involvements over the last three decades all over Southeast Asia. He is a published author and has been a contributor and columnist to the Philippine Star for the last 20 years. He is a recipient of NCCA, CCP and international professional awards both for his writing and his design work.

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