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Lucitopia Waste Innovation Lab
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How might we
ecologically revitalize rural life
in Zixi Qingliangshan?
EXPLORING ZIXI QINGLIANGSHAN
Young generation is moving to the city for education or work, sending money to build new houses for parents.
The older generation is left behind in the rural area, being lonely and isolated.
The entire area is bereft of kids, as there are no schools in the area. They go to the cities with their parents.
There are good mixed-use streets, but inadequate public transport. People use private vehicles. Public infrastructure is abandoned.
LI FANG 李芳
78 year old retired widow
“I want to spend more time with my grandkids. It’s difficult for me to go to the market or town to buy stuff. I miss my husband.”
ZHANG HAI 张海
42 year old bamboo craftsman
“I would like to see my son more often. Family is most important. I work hard so my children have a better life.”
LIN FEIFEI 李菲菲
32 year old business owner
“I’m looking for new opportunities. How can I balance work and health? I need more stability in my life.”
WE NEED TO...
Revitalize local life to bring in more residents
Generate revenue to build and improve infrastructure
Create jobs locally
Close the resource loop by fostering
innovation of leftovers
and discovering new use-cases
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