Post-Earthquake Redevelopment in Talca, Chile: Challenges + Opportunities

Urban Planning Studio

Fall 2012

Clara Irazábal + Alejandro de Castro Mazarro, critics, with Jordan Harrison Salinger

The Chile Advanced Studio was an experimental interdisciplinary project held this Fall at GSAPP. Students from the urban planning, architecture, urban design, preservation and real estate programs worked on redevelopment proposals after the devastating 2010 earthquake focusing on the city of Talca. The studio traveled to Chile for 10 days, meeting public officials, developers, non- profit organizations, those displaced by the earthquake and other stakeholders. Their site visit was guided by research on value capture and other land use strategies. Their final presentation synthesized their ideas, offering community development and spatial recommendations to guide the reconstruction process.

Jordan Salinger A/B/C