May 27, 2024

The city government is shifting gears from “gray” to “green” as it labors to strike a balance between urban development and environmental protection.

City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) Chief Arch. Donna Tabangin said her office is coming up with a comprehensive map and database for the establishment of green spaces in the city.

In a media forum at City Hall Sept. 29, Tabangin said green spaces enhance Baguio’s natural environment and improve health and wellness.

The CPDO is also pushing for green architecture and promoting replacement of built-on land with walls and roofs sown with trees and other forms of vegetation.

Tabangin also pushed for forest gardens as alternative food sources in some communities. – Gaby Keith