UIC, UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, RMIT, Universidad Católica de Ecuador (PUCE), UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
However, the earthquake also revealed preexisting social and planning problems which have been occurring for decades and which the natural disaster enhanced such as the lack of basic public services and housing deficit (Mi cometa evaluación de impacto Chamanga, 2016).
In order to contribute to the ongoing reconstruction process of Chamanga, RMIT MODDD Students are participating in a two-week workshop in coastal Equador. The workshop intends to practically contribute to the rebuilding efforts and work being developed by the local institutions and academic partners. To date the reconstruction process has been very slow and uncoordinated, with little input from local community leaders.
We are hoping that plans developed by the 5 university partners, can add to the substantial work already done by other academic and research colleagues in Quito.
Day 1: Field Visit
We made an initial site visit to Chamanga to inspect the damage caused by the earthquake and also hear from community leaders about the lack of progress in the rebuilding of their city.
Raphael, Sarah and Robin look at their respective project sights from an aerial map of Chamagna