February 2014
Grounding Knowledge: Reflections on Community-Driven Development in South East Asia
A collection of essays recounting the experiences and learnings from the first class of the DPU/ACHR Junior Professionals Programme. Grounding Knowledge: reflections on community-driven development in South-East Asia tells the stories of DPU alumni who spent six months working with communities in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. During six months of immersion, the interns supported mapping, planning and design processes and debated issues of housing and land rights. Through this experience they shared lives, perspectives, values and stories with communities across South-East Asia.
May 2013
Bamboo Construction Source Book
Size: 61144 MB
Things came before people. People came before words. Tall, green, and nameless, bamboo walked down centuries and crossed continents in time to stand there, waiting, naked of language, when the first people came, to make the first village.
May 2013
Community Mapping
Size: 16766 MB
Why are maps important for us? A map for us is like an x-ray for a doctor. For us, who are development workers, if we do not know what exists in any settlement or any city, then there is a fear that we might do something which the government has already done - sometimes even something already done and already financed by the ADB, the UN or the World Bank! When they take up a project in a new place, they don't have any idea if there is a telephone line, a water line and they want to lay a sewerage line. So in the process of laying that sewerage line, they cut everything else. So that is why for us, a map is like an x ray that tells us what the problem is, so we can resolve it.
January 2011
Size: 12602 MB

A training workshop on bamboo as an alternative building technology and livelihood opportunity, by CATALINA PARK DEVELOPMENT, SHRINE HILLS, MATINA, DAVAOCITY and ARROYOCOMPOUND, MATINA Crossing, DAVAO CITY, JANUARY 17-23, 2011