PLANADES (Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc.) is a non-stock, non-profit research foundation registered with the. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) formerly National Science Development Board.
Initiated through a collaborative and mutually supportive working arrangement with the School and Urban and Regional Planning (formerly Institute of Environmental Planning), University of the Philippines, by way of a Memorandum of Agreement dated 10 August 1978, PLANADES is engaged in promoting planning and related disciplines, financing research and development programs establishing scholarships and professorial chairs and building literature in the area of environmental, urban and regional planning.
It was certified by the DOST as a tax-exempt foundation on 20 January 1978.