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A Vision for Talca's Future: Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Redevelopment Studio

De Castro Mazarro, Alejandro; Irazabal Zurita, Clara E.; Calvin, Ellis; Argueta, Patricia; Salinger, Jordan; Anderson, Colin; Azares, Juan Pablo; Feng, Yizhuo; Greenberger, Norabelle; Khanduja, Jinny; Lewis, Julia B.; Merchant, Madeeha; Montemayor Solano, Lucrecia; Montilla, Carolina; Podemski, Max B.; Robson, Lucy E. M.; Schwartz, Allison

In September 2012, SERVIU, the regional arm of the Chilean Ministry of Hotusing and Urban Development (MINVU), tasked our program with evaluating and reassessing housing reconstruction efforts in Talca, the capital city of the Maule region, in the wake of the 2010 earthquake that affected the region. To carry out this task, we focused on a case study neighborhood in Talca’s historic center, Barrio Las Heras. This document provides the synthesis of fourteen weeks working on the project, including a presentation of the context, our assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the reconstruction efforts to date, and recommendations for Talca’s future development.

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Urban Planning
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January 29, 2015