Bangus St

When I set out on this trip I wasn't sure what I was looking for, and I figured I'd just stop when something stuck out. This happened to me on Bangus St in a barangay of Navotas called North Bay Boulevard Barangay. On one long street, there are three community spaces, which include a barangay hall that doubles as a multi-purpose space and other facilities that provide public space for the surrounding residents. These little nodes are a promising model for other barangays. The houses and shops surround basketball courts and day care centers creating a center for each community. I hope to return to this barangay to interview officials about how this developed. 

 From left to right: barangay hall, tricycle association office, basketball court, day care center 

From left to right: barangay hall, tricycle association office, basketball court, day care center 

 From left to right: barangay hall, basketball court, playground, general open space 

From left to right: barangay hall, basketball court, playground, general open space 

 From left to right: barangay hall, basketball court, open space, local shops 

From left to right: barangay hall, basketball court, open space, local shops