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Housing and Urban Regeneration of Deprived Neighborhoods in Santiago

Vivienda Y Regeneración De Barrios Vulnerables en Santiago, Reflexiones Cruzadas Norte - Sur sobre Procesos Colaborativos


  • Luz María Vergara TU Delft
  • Cristián Robertson Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • Darinka Czischke TU Delft
  • Elke Schlack Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • Rodrigo Tapia Pontifical Catholic University of Chile




research in urbanism series, urban regeneration, chile, santiago, housing, deprived neighborhoods


This publication is a joint project between the Department of Management in the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, and the School of Architecture at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, which seeks to reflect on alternative housing production models that have arisen in response to social, economic and political changes in both contexts. Although the experiences have followed different paths and therefore, have had different results, they share a common goal: the search for alternative housing models that are collaborative, affordable and have the potential for regenerating urban neighborhoods. The first milestone of the cooperation between both institutions was an academic experience in a workshop format carried out at Santiago in November 2017. The workshop titled: “Imagining housing renewal in deprived areas” became an opportunity to discuss among scholars, students, civil society organizations, and the community. As a result of this debate, a number of topics and questions were identified, which form the basis of the conceptual framework of this publication. Through a compendium of short articles, this book presents an academic debate regarding collaborative housing processes in urban regeneration, stemming both from local experiences and from the identification of north-south and south-north perspectives.