news 2/21/2014 04:51:00 AM
Bogo City officials and personnel participated in the 1st classroom sessions of the Special Course on Urban and Regional Planning for Cities (City SCURP) spearheaded by the League of Cities of the Philippines on February 11-13, 2014 at the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning, Quezon City.
|Team Bogo City|
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Four other cities were selected for this special course: Muntinlupa City, Balanga City of Bataan, Candon City if Ilocos Sur, and Tacurong City.
The SCURP participants also visited Quezon City Planning and Development Coordinating Office on Feb 14 where they were briefed on the city’s Planning Department structure, data gathering and management, and use of the Geographic Information System or GIS.
According to the Philippine Information Agency, the course uses the Rationalized Local Planning System as its basic framework, which include four elements:
- Planning structure
- Planning mandates
- Planning processes
- LGU authority levers.
Together with trainees from the other cities, the Bogo City contingents should go through:
- 5 sessions of classes and face-to-face interactions
- 10 days of distance learning sessions, and
- about 3 months of actual field work for data collection and analysis.
This special course, which is part of LCP’s project entitled Developing Knowledge Management and Exchange System for City Managers, will end on April 2014.