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Re-cycling Neighbourhoods

Project: "Re-cycling Neighbourhoods" 

Waste Re-cycling System as a Tool for Improving Neighbourhood Identity
Year: 2018

Location: Chorrillos, Lima, Peru
Academic: Independent
Type: Urban Design, Street Scaping


Waste recovery and recycling are the most important issues of urbanization in developing countries. Waste disposal systems fail due to lack of awareness amongst the citizens, improper use of the funds provided by the government, and inefficient public policies for waste management. This project tackles the waste management issues in Chorrillos, one of the informal neighborhoods in Lima, Peru. The project looks at the problems faced by the dwellers due to lack of waste management facilities and proposes design solutions that encourage waste recycling education programs for youth. Temporal design strategies learned from projects in Kigoma-Ujiji, Tanzania, and Miraflores, Lima are reviewed to better understand the concept of waste recovery and recycling. This temporal approach will help informal communities to generate local income and achieve healthier and more sustainable neighborhoods.



Presented the research work at the Urban Affairs Association Conference 2019, Los Angeles, United States.

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