[Blueboard] Transportation and Urbanization in Metro Manila by Yves Boquet

Kristine A. Sendin kabcede at ateneo.edu
Thu Aug 20 09:42:22 PHT 2015

The Department of History
cordially invites everyone to a public lecture entitled

Transportation and Urbanization in Metro Manila
by Yves Boquet
University of Burgundy

Faura AVR
25 August 2015, Tuesday
4:30*–*6:00 pm

Abstract: How has Manila become the city of many problems during the second
part of the twentieth century? The grand plans of the first part of the
twentieth, which aimed to make American-controlled Manila a city at par
with Washington, DC, have not been successfully implemented, leading to the
current chaotic situation of traffic jams, floods and poor housing
conditions. In this presentation, we will present some of the grand plans
once for what is now Metro Manila, examine what is left of it, and then
present some of the major difficulties linking transport and urban
development until today, while in fine presenting some ideas for an
improved Metro Manila

About the lecturer: Yves Boquet is professor of geography at the University
of Burgundy in Dijon, France. He taught at University of the
Philippines-Diliman in 2013 and is currently guest faculty at Lyceum of the
Philippines University. His topics of interest are megacities and
transportation, especially in Asia (Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Hong
Kong, China). He is working on a geographic analysis of the Philippines to
be published by University of Hawaii Press in 2016. He is secretary general
of the Association of French Geographers and secretary of the
Transportation Commission of the International Geographic Union.

Michael D. Pante
Department of History
Associate Editor
Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints

Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City 1108, Philippines
+632 4266001 loc 5240/41
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