People Change Places

Date: June 30, 2011 Category:

People Change Places. A Revitalization Plan for Lota, Chile

The 2010–2011 academic year was the second year of the City Systems project at the Institute without Boundaries (IwB). The year’s project attempted to understand how to build more resilient cities. The team’s focus was on resolving the challenges facing Lota, a small municipality in chile. Lota was brought to the IwB’s attention by latin american canadian art projects (LACAP), a toronto arts organization, which partnered with the city after the February 2010 earthquake. The complex problems facing this municipality were an ideal case study for the IwB’s interdisciplinary approach to whole systems design and social innovation. Read more about the project in our publication below.