☰ ICHSPD Conference


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The International Conference on Human Settlements Planning and Development is organized and hosted by the Department of Community and Environmental Resource Planning (DCERP) of the College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Banos. DCERP was founded in 1983 and functions within the harmonizing framework of humans in relation to their environment. Its ultimate aim is to contribute towards the national goal of improving the quality of life and general well-being of the Filipino people.

Its vision is to be a leading institution providing high quality education, research, and public service in human settlements planning towards sustainable development; with the mission to develop and promote sustainable and resilient human settlements through:

  1. Education of environmental planning professionals with holistic and interdisciplinary perspective;
  2. Knowledge generation in situational analysis, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development plans; and
  3. Provision of technical assistance to various institutions.