THE MASSACHUSETTS Institute of Technology (MIT) joined forces with the College of Architecture for a research project at the Tondo Foreshore Development Project for the preparation of the third World Urban Forum in June in Vancouver, Canada.

Special Interest Group in Urban Settlement (SIGUS), composed of 14 graduate students from MIT and headed by MIT School of Architecture and Planning director Dr. Reinhard Goethert, visited the University last Jan. 6 and spent two weeks in the country to conduct the study with UST students.

SIGUS chose the Tondo Foreshore Development Project, a development project established on Oct. 17, 1975, to explore the possibility of using the solution applied 30 years ago to housing problems for future projects.

“It’s more on assessing and evaluating. Are the solutions still applicable? Or do we need to rethink of new solution for future housing projects,” Architecture Dean Chona Ponce told the Varsitarian. Joanarc T. Villaflor and J. dL. Yamzon

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