Collaboration is a big deal in urban planning

by Elaine Jane Pañares | USJR Mass Comm intern

”Together, we can make a difference,” goes the popular line we get to hear often in election campaigns and calls for support for advocacies.

Is this possible? Yes. Time and again, countless of incidents, big and small across the world, have proven how collaborative efforts can lead to positive changes. They lived up to what collaboration means—an action working with someone to produce or create something.

Collaboration is the ideal climate for urban development. When people come into groups with the goal of making a better place to live in, everything that the society demands will be met because there will be no competition among one another.

In Mega Cebu, we largely operate through collaboration, as evident in our organizational chart. We have projects that are simultaneously happening across various sectors because we have dedicated people who are bent on making Cebu a sustainable place to live in.

Collaboration affects urban planning. Urban planning, by the way, concerns itself with both the development of open land and the revitalization of existing parts of the city.

Let’s take the case of early history when some cities like China, India, Egypt, Asia Minor, the Mediterranean world, and South and Central America have invested in the creation of street, water and other related systems, division of cities, and establishments of public buildings. These required them to work together. Decades later, you get to see proof of these systems that withstood time and weather.

The people in early history lived up to the quote by Peter Drucker, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” And that’s what we folks at Mega Cebu are doing, too. Join in our mission by connecting with us today.

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