EQUIPAJE, Ruth Marie I.

Asst. Prof. Ruth Marie I. Equipaje, MS

riequipaje@ust.edu.ph | ruth.equipaje@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Sustainable Urban Development (University of Oxford –  Oxford, England)
  • Master of Science in Regional Development Planning (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture (University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines)
  • Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning (University of the Philippines – Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines)

Research Interests

  • Sustainability: Public Spaces, Walkability, Mobility, Sustainable Cities
  • Resiliency: Climate Change Adaptation
  • Smart Architecture

Major Recognitions

  • Paul Harris Award, Rotary International, 2013
  • Quezon Leadership Award, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2000

Professional Activities

  • Chapter Chair, International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) Philippines (2013 – present)
  • Founding Member, Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Resilient Environments (ASSURE)
  • Member, Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP)
  • Vice-President, United Architects of the Philippines – Manila Atelier (2016-2017)

Selected Publications

Role of Public Space in Sustainable Urban Development

  • Resilient-Designed Community Structures and Facilities for Vulnerable Coastal Cities: Lessons Learned from Indonesia and the Philippines (Forthcoming)
  • The Influence of Local Extreme Weather Conditions to the Urban Form and Walkability of World Cities: A Case Study of the Central Business District of Singapore (Oxford)
  • Development of an approach to sustainable resettlement for the IDPs in conflict-affected areas of Central Mindanao : a case study of a tri-people community in Pikit, North Cotabato and Datu Paglas, Maguindanao (Manila and Dortmund)