Overseas Filipinos have had an enduring impact in facilitating urban change in the Philippines. This article focuses on three sites—gated subdivisions, islands, and homes in peri-urban villages—that demonstrate the different ways Filipino transnationalism is entangled with urban transformations in the Philippines. The diaspora has an important role in the production of urban spaces, where houses, condominium units, and other structures are not just profit-driven investments, but are intimately linked to aspirations and dreams anchored in diasporic homelands.

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