Master Plan Academic Study

This graphic novel represents graduate academic work researched, carried out, and accomplished throughout the Fall 2020 Semester for Dr. Richard Peiser’s Harvard GSD 5212 Course
“Field Studies in Real Estate, Planning, and Urban Design”.

The project on which this graphic novel is based is the Palmaseca Innovation & Entertainment District, a development project located in Colombia, between the cities of Cali and Palmira.
The development project creates a). a world-class entertainment district that serves the local population, incentivizes local economic growth, and increases tourism, and b). a new center of collaborative innovation & knowledge-sharing for Colombia as a country and Valle del Cauca as a department. The graphic novel takes a narrative approach of describing the story of the site’s development through the eyes of residents moving in & receiving a tour for the first time.

Lastly, a visual diagrammatic outline below illustrates how one should read through and follow the story of this graphic novel.

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DLT Global has presented a Master Plan Academic Study to Deportivo Cali, the oldest Soccer club in Colombia. The Master Plan Academic Study was conducted by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design MSED students under the mentorship of Hector Torres to provide an alternative approach to land uses surrounding the Soccer Club Stadium.

Harvard GSD – Cali Team – Graphic Novel – Introduction to the Innovation Entertainment District-1