chapter  4
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Building Communities: Social Capital and Participation in CBOS

To the visitor, Metro Manila seems to offer little in the way of pleasant, aesthetically

pleasing public space. Outside of the posh central business district of Makati and

a handful of other urban megaproject developments, major roads are permanently

choked with traffic, and sidewalks are a rarity, so that pedestrians must negotiate

an obstacle course of potholes, power poles, and open sewers in a haze of fumes.