Dr Martin Schoch
Dr Chamnarn Thirapas
With the ever-increasing impacts of climate change experienced globally, Naga City is battling a range of threats from frequent storms and floods to longer dry seasons leading to draughts. Amongst these acute shocks, the city is already facing increasing stress from the growing population of urban poor and degradation of its fertile agricultural green fields to rapid development.
This design research report looks into the core factors of these acute shocks and chronic stresses to visualize the
sustainable development of Tinago Barangay with the “Fill the Gap” concept to provide sustainable housing, agrarian livelihood, and water management for flood mitigation. This report further shows how realistically the five key components of this design solution with its features together may hold the key to lock the potential of
successfully making Naga City a resilient place to live.
Keywords: Urban Poor, Informal Settlements, Landlocked Areas,
Social Housing, Urban Agriculture, Modular Systems, Water
Management, River Front