The property line of the 493-hectare UP Diliman campus is bounded by Katipunan Ave on the east side, from Tandang Sora to Loyola Heights; by Makatarungan St., and Camp Caringal, Teacher’s Village on the south; by Masaya St. and Philcoa on the west; and by Vasra St, and Central Avenue on the north side.
The official maps developed and published by the UP Office of the Campus Architect (UP OCA) and the UP Diliman Information Offices were primarily used in this study. The most recent UP Diliman map that can be downloaded from the institution’s official website, http://www.upd.edu.ph/.
The official campus map of UP Diliman shows a color-coded zone map of the university. It can be observed that aside from the academic buildings that are mostly positioned at the core of the university, clusters of residential structures for in-campus residents are also located at the outskirts of the school property. Along with these, administrative units, student housing facilities, community services establishments, faculty and staff housing and other housing areas can also be found within the campus. According to the Profile of UP Diliman Community 2012 statistics provided by the UP Diliman Office for Community Relations (UP OCR), the campus is home to an entire barangay and parts of other six barangays.
As pointed out by UP OCR, UP Diliman is a government-owned and tax-subsidized university that is open to the public, with national roads and networks traversing its campus. Aside from serving as residence to almost 20,000 household units, it has always been the university’s nature to be a public avenue for public and private transportation.
Aside from UP Diliman’s role as one of the country’s prime academic institution and research and development center, its in-campus demographics and ‘open campus’ nature makes it a complex but most logical choice as a case study for the development of a multi-sector composite DRM planning template.