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In Praise of Walkable Cities

In Praise of Walkable Cities

In my years of living in the heart of Metro Manila, I can barely remember the last time I was able to enjoy the sincere pleasure of walking around the city. No, really.  Picture this: the sweltering summer of ‘98, the height of the clang and clamor of the presidential...
Smart Cities are Better…for Whom?

Smart Cities are Better…for Whom?

From security and streamlined services to racial bias and mass surveillance, what does it mean for smart cities to be better? Whose better? The other day, I learned that the US and Singapore would be helping turn Manila into a smart city, thanks to Mayor Isko Moreno....