Planning Strategically was prepared as the governing guideline to facilitate the better application of the 10 volumes of existing HLURB planning guidelines. This Guidelines should be read first, before commencing the preparation of a new CLUP or the revision of an existing CLUP.
Although the document is intended as a tool to aid planning for highly urbanized or rapidly urbanizing areas, it should be noted that the principles are equally valid for the planning of predominantly rural municipalities. This document does not seek to define urban growth or urban area (either spatially or by population thresholds). However, as an example, any LGU having one or more urban areas (village, town, suburb, or city) with a population of more than 50,000 people will benefit from the application of these Guidelines to resolve planning problems in the preparation of CLUPs.