IS BAGUIO, AS A PLANNED CITY, REALLY BURNHAM’S CITY?
Prof. Ian Morley mentioned in his book “Cities and Nationhood: American Imperialism and Urban Design in the Philippines, 1898-1916” that Baguio’s transformation from “a barren site five thousand feet above sea level into a modern planned city stands out as perhaps one of the greatest achievements of early American colonial rule in the Philippines.” However, this raises the question: is Baguio, as a planned city, really Burnham’s city? More specifically, is Baguio actually William E. Parsons’ planned city?
Catch the lecture “Rethinking the Planning History of Baguio?” with Prof. Ian Morley on November 25, 2023, at Zoom and Facebook Live, 10 am.
Register here: https://forms.gle/gvJu4u1AjhFcYtCr5
This lecture series is organized by the Baguio Heritage Foundation, Inc. (BHFI), co-presented by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the Local Historical Committees Network, in partnership with UP Kalipunan ng Mag-aaral sa Kasaysayan – UP Kamalayan and UPB College of Social Sciences, and sponsored by Pine Cone Movement, Inc.
See you there!
Source: UP Baguio Facebook