The mission of the Center for Urban Management and Environment, Inc. is to provide Filipinos and other students of urban development and practicing urban professionals from Asia and the Pacific region the opportunity to benefit from high quality education and training. This mission reflects the Centerís commitment to focus on its technical leadership in helping individuals and organizations, both public and private, to enhance their performance in the areas of participatory urban management and environmental improvement.
We envision the Center to become an effective instrument readily available to city governments and rapidly urbanizing municipalities, in Asia and the Pacific, in their bid to ensure good urban governance and their pursuit towards the professional development and growth of their city administrators, urban planners and architects, engineers, project managers, and economic and financial managers.
The Center will be a partner institution of business and industrial firms in developing their corporate environmental policy and management systems with the end in view of promoting solid waste management, wastewater treatment, air pollution control, industrial energy efficiency, and responsible production.
In the long term, the Center will be the hub for mutual exchange and partnership in the pursuit of new knowledge and technology between and among research and educational institutions, professional associations, public and private organizations, and business and industry sector, in the fields of urban and regional planning, urban poverty research, water and sanitation, urban infrastructure management, urban environmental management, and energy management.