Learning Our Lesson

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   Thursday, 21 June 2012 / Blanca Vera Amaya Querejazu   “Education Reform”, by opensourceway on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 As protesters around the world demand their right to a good education, Blanca Vera and Amaya Querejazu investigate the learning

Learning Our Lesson

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   Thursday, 21 June 2012 / Blanca Vera Amaya Querejazu   “Education Reform”, by opensourceway on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0 As protesters around the world demand their right to a good education, Blanca Vera and Amaya Querejazu investigate the learning

A Piggy Problem in Chile

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   From the beginning of time, we have always invented and discovered new ways to live a healthy life and secure a reliable supply of food. In modern times we have secured food supplies by cultivating vast swathes

A Piggy Problem in Chile

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   From the beginning of time, we have always invented and discovered new ways to live a healthy life and secure a reliable supply of food. In modern times we have secured food supplies by cultivating vast swathes

Earth Day: Local Needs, Global Meanings!

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   As Earth Day approaches, here in Chile we have suddenly woken up and started talking about saving our old Mother Earth. Newspapers, magazines, and TV are full of information spreading awareness about the degradation of the

Earth Day: Local Needs, Global Meanings!

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   As Earth Day approaches, here in Chile we have suddenly woken up and started talking about saving our old Mother Earth. Newspapers, magazines, and TV are full of information spreading awareness about the degradation of the

Megalopolises – houses for many, homes for none

First posted on Futurechallenges.org The new age of industrialization and globalization is giving rise to unforeseen migration patterns across the globe. It’s giving birth to an increasing  demographic movement towards urban and sub-urban areas. This sudden movement of the masses has taken ourChilean cities by

Megalopolises – houses for many, homes for none

First posted on Futurechallenges.org The new age of industrialization and globalization is giving rise to unforeseen migration patterns across the globe. It’s giving birth to an increasing  demographic movement towards urban and sub-urban areas. This sudden movement of the masses has taken ourChilean cities by

Chile, the Copper Grail of the World

First posted on Futurechallenges.org Can an economic model to support future generations of Chileans be based on a nonrenewable natural resource?  Or will it become yet another example of the resource curse? For the last 150 years copper has been the

Chile, the Copper Grail of the World

First posted on Futurechallenges.org Can an economic model to support future generations of Chileans be based on a nonrenewable natural resource?  Or will it become yet another example of the resource curse? For the last 150 years copper has been the

The Rise of Civil Society in Chile or a Puppet on a String

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   When it comes to social conflict, Chile has always stood apart from the rest of Latin American countries , given its liberal society and vigorous economy. However, 2011 brought widespread social discontent in Chilean society to

The Rise of Civil Society in Chile or a Puppet on a String

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   When it comes to social conflict, Chile has always stood apart from the rest of Latin American countries , given its liberal society and vigorous economy. However, 2011 brought widespread social discontent in Chilean society to

The Energy Crunch and Popular Demand – Chile’s Quest for Balance

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   What went wrong that in only fourteen months the democratically elected president Sebastian Piñera is now facing such widespread public protest? In the autumn of 2011 I saw people rioting on the streets of the

The Energy Crunch and Popular Demand – Chile’s Quest for Balance

First posted on Futurechallenges.org   What went wrong that in only fourteen months the democratically elected president Sebastian Piñera is now facing such widespread public protest? In the autumn of 2011 I saw people rioting on the streets of the