ILOILO RIVER

RENEWING THE PUBLIC REALM

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Renewing the Public Realm

This is the theme of this website. In other words, this website is not just about Iloilo River but about Iloilo, its environment – both physical and social – and how they can be conserved and restored. The reference to Iloilo River is anchored on the fact that this great body of water is one big public realm for the city residents.



Social critic and book author James Howard Kunstler defines the public realm as “that portion of the everyday environment that belongs to everyone and to which everyone ought to have equitable access.” Former Toronto Mayor David Crombie, for his part, described the public realm as “the glue holding a city together and the bedrock upon which it builds prosperity, communities and social peace.”



Iloilo River Development Master Plan

COMPLETED in 2003, the Iloilo River Development Master Plan blueprints the rehabilitation, improvement and sustainability agenda proposed for the Iloilo River by the Iloilo City Government in partnership with the Iloilo Business Club, the Asia Foundation and the United States Assistance for Environmental Programs.


This master plan came from the apparent need to save a river, which is a major commercial asset with a huge historical significance to Iloilo City, from further deterioration. The master plan identified development strategies and policies in areas of land use and urban design; socio-economic improvement; infrastructure facilities, environmental protection and institutional mechanisms.

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The Iloilo River is a public realm. It belongs to everyone and everyone must have equitable access to it. In this regard, it must be conserved and restored for everyone to enjoy. It is not a giant receptacle of wastes from industries, businesses and homes. It is a body of water that gave life to what is now Iloilo City.


IloiloRiver.com is a contribution to the renewal of the public realm by Nereo C. Lujan, 2004 WASH Media Awardee. The WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Awards is conferred by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) based in Geneva, Switzerland.


Mr. Lujan acknowledges the support of the Environmental Policy and Information Center (EPIC) and the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) in the development of this website.


  • Mr. Lujan may be reached at nclujan@yahoo.com

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