Integrated nature-based solutions for post-disaster recovery through public space design
Our class of 2019-2020 travelled to Piura, Peru, a region devastated by floods in 2017, for the two-week workshop Integrated nature-based solutions for post-disaster recovery through public space design, conducted in collaboration with the Universidad de Piura and our alumni Rossana Poblet. Together with students from the Universidad de Piura and RMIT University, they contributed to the reconstruction plan of the area with specific strategies for the improvement and design of open spaces and children play areas. The students also developed a pilot project in an allocated open space area that included a conceptual study at a landscape scale, a detailed analysis at a neighbourhood scale, the elaboration of a participatory process with the objective of creating a Memory Park for Pedregal, Piura, and the construction of the first phase of the park and children’s play area.
Photos: Courtesy of the Universidad de Piura, Lorenza Esquinca, Mohamed Gad, Mario Romano, Carmen Mendoza Arroyo, Raquel Colacios