27. April 2013 / Eva Nemcova

ILPOE presents the LiWa (WP9)-research project results at the 2nd International BMBF Conference: Future Megacities in Action, May 14-16, 2013 in Hamburg

Since April 2011 the Institute is developing Integrated Urban Planning Strategies and Planning Tools for the area of Metropolitan Lima, Peru. The project results and the related academic activities will be shown.

Since April 2011 the Institute is developing Integrated Urban Planning Strategies and Planning Tools for the area of Metropolitan Lima, Peru. The project results and the related academic activities will be shown.

Due to the limited water resources and inefficiency in their use in the Metropolitan Lima, a new approach to urban planning is needed that combines a conceptual strategy based on the flows of water and the provision of ecosystem services. The work package at ILPÖ aims to develop landscape and urban planning tools and design tools leading to water sensitive land use management, considering the uncontrolled urban growth and limited water resources in the metropolitan area of Lima and Callao. Building upon the existing scientific and practical knowledge of water sensitive urban design (WSUD and green infrastructure, the Lima Ecological Infrastructure Strategy (LEIS) has being developed. Its aim is to provide guiding principles for open space design to proactively contribute to improvement and protection of urban water cycle.

The Lima Ecological Infrastructure Strategy (LEIS) is developed and documented in three main products: LEIS-principles, LEIS-tool and LEIS-manual. Based on a participatory process as part of the Lima Metropolitan development strategy, the LEIS-principles formulate a set of rules for water sensitive urban development and establishment of an Ecological Infrastructure that are harmonized with the local planning system. Therefore, the LEIS-tool serves as a GIS-based planning and simulation tool, which supports the establishment of the layout and assessment functions of the ecological infrastructure as described in the LEIS-principles. The third main output of WP9 is the LEIS-manual, which is a set of water sensitive urban design solutions for different water sources in different spatial situations in Metropolitan Lima and Callao.

Further Information:
To conference website: http://www.future-megacities-2013.org/home.html
To project website: http://www.lima-water.de/index.html

To documentation of academic work: http://issuu.com/ilpoe/docs/ilpe_lima_summerschool_complete

To the videos of the Summer school 2012 and 2013

The documentation of the Summer school of 2013 is coming soon!

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