Focus Cities : Reducing the Vulnerability, Poverty and Environmental Load in Centretown Lima (Peru)

In Cercado de Lima (centretown Lima), a population of 80 000 lives in closely constructed houses built right up to the edge of the Rimac River. The riverbank can be as high as 10 m, and devoid of vegetation. Residents live with several environmental risks, including housing collapse due to poor construction or riverbank failure, and contamination from solid waste. This action-research project will focus on reducing vulnerability to housing collapse; improving the environmental working conditions of solid waste collectors and separators; and rehabilitating the environment where solid waste management activities have taken place. Official documents such as the Integrated Development Plan and the Lima Metropolitan Urban Plan will be updated in light of the results.

This action-research project will focus on reducing vulnerability to housing collapse; improving the environmental working conditions of solid waste collectors and separators; and rehabilitating the environment where solid waste management activities have taken place. Official documents such as the Integrated Development Plan and the Lima Metropolitan Urban Plan will be updated in light of the results.

Project ID

104397

Project status

Closed

Start Date

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

End Date

Monday, July 2, 2012

Duration

48 months

IDRC Officer

Ubal Giordano, Walter

Total funding

CA$ 1,214,600

Countries

Peru, South America, North and Central America

Program

Climate Change

Project Leader

Carlos Escalante

Project Leader

Gina Chambi

Institution

Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano-CENCA

Institution Country

Peru

Institution Website

http://www.cenca.org.pe