Urban Peacebuilding

Urban Sites of Peace and Conflict

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Cities have become the new battleground of conflict and violence, and they need a unique set of rebuilding tools that are relevant to the urban setting of the conflict and the urban requirement of peacebuilding. To identify these tools, it is imperative to examine the social use of urban spaces and places in relation to peace formation and conflict promotion. This geoportal archives geolocations, photographs, and videos of several key sites during the conflict. It will also include written and oral narratives about these urban sites from historical and official documents and interviews with everyday people. The purpose of this geoportal is to record and examine the physical and symbolic post-conflict transformation of these sites for the use of students, researchers, civil society members, and policymakers working on making peacebuilding policies more relevant to the urban context and local aspirations of conflict-affected cities.

This geoportal will be continuously updated to include more recent information about Marawi City as well as other cases of urban peacebuilding.


Send your questions and comments to Dahlia Simangan, simangan@hiroshima-u.ac.jp, with the subject "Urban Peacebuilding in Marawi".

Suggested Citation

Simangan, Dahlia. 2023. “Urban Sites of Peace and Conflict: Marawi City.” Urban Peacebuilding available at: https://urban-peacebuilding.github.io/ (accessed on yyyy/mm/dd).


This project, Urban Sites of Peace and Conflict in Marawi City in Mindanao, Philippines: Just Another Brick in the Wall?, is supported by KAKENHI Grants-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists (21K13157). This project acknowledges the research support of Raihan Yusoph, Primitivo C. Ragandang III, and Sheryl Rose C. Reyes.