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Boca la Caja
       
     
Boca la Caja

Welcome to Boca la Caja. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the borough of San Francisco is Boca la Caja. Formerly home to fishermen and their families, Boca la Caja is a low-income informal settlement, home to 850 families (3000+ people) in Panama City. The area faces development pressure owing to its central location within the city. The low-rise residential buildings of this neighbourhood stand in contrast to the high-rise condominium towers throughout the rest of San Francisco. Many of the homes in Boca la Caja are located on what is technically a flood zone. The residents are thus not legally titled to the land on which they live, despite having been there for many years. This issue of land titling presents complex challenges to revitalization and development efforts. We went into Boca la Caja to speak to community leaders and residents regarding what they would like to see happen to their neighbourhood. These are the photos taken during the visit.

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