Santiago joins effort to spur long-term planning


When a magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck south-central Chile in 2010, the most immediate and important impact was the loss of more than 500 lives and the widespread damage caused not only by the violent shaking, but also by a tsunami that slammed into coastal towns. The quake, whose shock waves extended into the Santiago metropolitan region, also set in motion a recovery and planning effort that in 2014 resulted in the selection of the Chilean capital as one of the world’s 100 most resilient cities. Joining urban centers including Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Kyoto, Santiago became part of a planning network known as 100RC, an initiative begun in 2013 with funding from the U.S.-based Rockefeller Foundation. Gabriela Elgueta of Santiago Resiliente, the local... [Log in to read more]

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