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PLANADES, REPRESENTED BY ITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROF. DR. TABASSAM RAZA, ENGAGES IN CROSS-CULTURAL PLANNING WORKSHOP IN GERMANY

SATURday, 19 May 2024

Dortmund, Germany - May 18, 2024 - The Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. (PLANADES) represented by its Executive Director, Prof. Dr. Tabassam Raza, recently participated in the Spring Workshop in Technische Universität (TU) Dortmund. University, Germany entitled, “Planning in Germany and Pakistan: Cross-Cultural Perception of Urban and Rural Landscape and Cultural Heritage”. The workshop, spanning from May 11th to May 18th, aimed to foster cross-cultural understanding in urban and rural planning between Germany and Pakistan.  Read More>>>


DR. ENGR. TABASSAM RAZA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PLANADES, INVITED BY PAKISTANI AMBASSADOR TO SPAIN AND PARTICIPATES IN GLOBAL BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM 2024

Monday, 14 May 2024

Madrid, Spain - May 13, 2024 - Dr. Engr. Tabassam Raza, Executive Director of PLANADES, was honored with an invitation from Dr. Zahoor Ahmed, Ambassador of Pakistan to Spain, to discuss their common research interests, particularly in stress management and mental health following disasters. Dr. Raza’s visit to Spain included valuable interactions with Spanish academics to explore joint projects addressing these critical issues, aiming to develop a trilateral project involving the Philippines, Pakistan, and Spain or Germany.  Read More>>>


PLANADES SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATION ON MIGRATION (ISCCIM): ROLE OF US REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT TOWARD LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES

SATURday, 27 APRIL 2024

On April 26, 2024, the Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. (PLANADES), in partnership with the Law Offices of Manuel Quintal and key institutional partners such as the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and local government units such as the Office of Civil Defense National Capital Region and Quezon City Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Department, successfully hosted the International Seminar on Climate Change Implications for Migration (ISCCIM). Read More>>>


PLANADES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DR. ENGR. TABASSAM RAZA PARTICIPATES IN URBAN RESILIENCE CONFERENCE

FRIday, 26 APRIL 2024

On April 25, 2024 – Manila, Philippines, Dr. Engr. Tabassam Raza, Executive Director of PLANADES, participated in the "Breakthrough Resilience: An Urban Resilience Conference" organized by the USAID Climate Resilient Cities Project Team, held on April 25, 2024, at the Sampaguita Hall, Seda Hotel Manila Bay. Read More>>>


PLANADES First Brown Bag Sessions

Friday, 05 APRIL 2024

On April 4, 2024 at 10;30 AM, the first brown bag session on Navigating the Network Attached Storage (NAS), headed by Engr. Ernie Lopez was held at Planades Office and has been attended by the Planades Executive Director, Accountant, Finance Officer, Bookkeeper, Project Development Officer, ICT Coordinator and Admin Assistant. Read More>>>


PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH OF STUDENTS FROM TU DORTMUND ON FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT AT UP SURP

Friday, 08 March 2024

PLANADES, represented by its Executive Director, Dr. Engr. Tabassam Raza, participated in the presentation of the research of the students from the Technical University of Dortmund (TUDo), under the guidance of Dr. Wolfgang Scholz, regarding the resettlement sites in Metro Manila and its periphery. The research presentation was held on March 6, 2024, at the University of the Philippines School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP). Read More>>>


PLANADES ORGANIZED CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING (CBT) AND LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN (LCCAP) WORKSHOP IN QUEZON CITY

Thursday, 22 February 2024

PLANADES, organized a Capacity Building Training (CBT) on Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) workshop under the research project with Curtin University entitled, “Are City Climate Plans Adequate for Mitigating Weather Extremes? An Investigation of Southeast Asian Cities”, on February 20, 2024, at the Barangay and Communication Relation Department (BCRD), 3rd Floor, BCRD Conference Room, Community Center, Quezon City Hall Compound, Quezon City. Read More>>>


DISASTER RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (DRSD) 2023: SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH DEVELOPMENT, ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE CENTER, THAILAND

Monday, 11 December 2023

To achieve the strategic plan objectives of PLANADES over the next five years, including the development of local expertise through the empowerment of PLANADES and achieving diversification of its services, we aim to collaborate with local and international partners, academic institutions, and engage in research and development activities such as scientific organizations and research publications. Read More>>>


PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT PROF. KAZUO YAMAMOTO, AND DR. INDRAJIT PAL, AIT, THAILAND

Saturday, 09 December 2023

The delegates from PLANADES and UP-SURP had a very constructive meeting with President Prof. Yamamoto, Dr. Pal, and other representatives from the President and Institutional Linkages Office on 07 December 2023 at the AIT President’s Office. Read More>>>


  Announcement

Date Posted: July 05, 2024

PLANADES IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO BE PART OF THE SECOND BATCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (IFP)
The Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc (PLANADES) is pleased to announce that applications are open for the second batch of the International Fellowship Program from 08 July to 20 August 2024. This Program aims to contribute in research, development, and capacity-building in the various fields of environmental planning including urban and regional planning. Specifically, it deals with SDGs, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), community-based Climate Change and Disaster Risk impact resiliency, transit-oriented development, real estate management and planning, risk-sensitive and inclusive land use and development planning, and other related fields and sectors which are directly or indirectly involved in national to local/ urban land use and development planning. Read More>>>

Date Posted: June 26, 2024

WE ARE HIRING FOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE ASSOCIATE  POSITION
We’re excited to announce that we’re looking for a talented
Accounting and Finance Associate to join our talented, transparent, and collaborative team!

To know more and apply, visit this link:
https://planades.org/opportunities/ 

Applications must be submitted until July 30, 2024 in order to be considered.
 SEE TERM OF REFERENCE

Date Posted: May 22, 2024

PLANADES IS HIRING FOR A PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER 1
OUR OFFICE IS EXPANDING, we’re excited to announce that we’re looking for a talented Project Development Officer 1 to join our talented, transparent, and collaborative team!

If you’re looking for an innovative workplace where you can grow and make a difference, we’d love to hear from you!

To know more and apply, visit this link:
https://planades.org/opportunities/

Applications must be submitted until July 30, 2024 in order to be considered.
 SeE SCOPE OF WORK

Date Posted: April 08, 2024

EMPLOYEE RESIGNATION NOTIFICATION
We would like to inform you that MS. MA. CRISTINA VIRATA is no longer employed at Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. starting March 20, 2024. We appreciate her contributions to the organization and wish her well in her future endeavors.
For any PLANADES Secretariat matters or communications, please direct them to Engr. Dianne Sanchez, the new Administrative Assistant, with email address at dsanchez.planades@gmail.com.
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What we offer?

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CONSULTANCY


It provides consultancy services to both public and private sectors, particularly in the following areas:

1. Project planning design, development, inventory, and evaluation
2. Plan preparation and review
3. Sectoral studies and policy analysis
4. Advisory services for institutional development, administrative and organizational system and procedures.

2

TRAINING AND EXTENSION SERVICES

It aims to update the level of competence of planners through the following programs:

1. Seminars, conferences, symposia, and other appropriate activities of vital importance to planning
2. Scholarship grants
3. Professorial chairs





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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION


PLANADES undertakes the following activities - in the fields of environmental, urban, and regional planning:

1. Basic and applied research
2. Publication and information dissemination
3. Training and extension services