Traffic congestion? No problem.

by Daryl Dizon | STC AB Communication Intern

Would all of the horns blowing and sweat dropping caused by the heat of the busy roads of Cebu make you want to just fly in or scream the congested vehicles away to be at school or at the office in a flash?

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P.S. I love you, Cebu

by Daryl Dizon | STC AB Communication Intern

How does it sound to be walking around the streets that take you to a thousand memories, dwelling in a paradise with all those clear waters and white sand and embracing the so-called queen of all other cities? When you’re in Cebu, there’s no other place you’d rather be.

So, why do I love Cebu and you should too?

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The Importance of Planting Trees In Urban Areas

by Valentina “Aling” Jakosalem | CIT-U AB Communication Intern

Planting trees is very important but this important fact has been abused and taken for granted.

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The Benefits of Having a Park In A Metropolitan Area

With all the noise and pollution in the Metropolitan area, having a park is a breath of fresh air. Because whether you want to take a stroll alone, have a picnic with family and friends, or play outdoor games, parks are always the best place to do all of these leisure amenities. But aside from these , did you know that parks offer countless benefits?

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Doable Ways To Lessen Your Garbage

When it comes to the most prolific garbage producers, count Metro Cebu in. From organic waste, paperboard, wood, plastic to rubbers and construction demolition waste, the metropolitan alone could generate an over 500 tons of garbage every day which is equal to 250 billion pieces of plastic, and disposing them properly has became one of the issues that needs to be addressed urgently.

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[POLL] Do you think the Cebu BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) will succeed?

This post in inspired by a news article by the Philippine News Agency and published in Panay News on March 2, 2015. Titled “Why Bus Rapid Transit System will succeed,” it points out several factors that show optimism on the upcoming transportation option that have been received with mixed emotions by many residents in Cebu, based on our engagement with our followers on Facebook and Twitter.

Cebu BRT

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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.

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Future engineers, Mega Cebu brainstorm to address Cebu’s infra issues

The 5th year civil engineering students of the University of San Carlos (USC) and University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) and Mega Cebu have conducted brainstorming sessions to choose project studies that will address the infrastructure problems in local government units from Carcar City to Danao City.

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Say YES to a more livable Cebu!

It is when my father gives me the “when you don’t have a dream, you’re a loser” vibe that I go all-out with my endeavours in life. “Paningkamot gyud nak, kay ikaw ra pod ang makabintaha sa imong kakogi.” And the non-stop paternal counselling continues.

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[POLL] What kind of sidewalk do you want for Cebu?

Many cities around the world are now rethinking of switching from the traditional kind of sidewalk to new types of cost-efficient and effective pedestrian pathways that will fit the times. Sidewalks can actually enhance walkability, generate renewable energy, and improve public safety, even as they withstand all those tree roots that have been breaking concrete slabs for decades. For this reason, sidewalks pose a challenge for planners on how to construct them and what kind of material to use without losing the idea of what a great sidewalk can be.

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