Rossana Poblet Alegre

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MSc. Arch. Rossana Poblet Alegre

MSc. Arch. Rossana Poblet Alegre
Architecture and Urban Planning Degree
MSc. Urban Renewal
MSc. International Cooperation and Urban Development
MSc. Sustainable Emergency Architecture

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Lehre und Forschung)

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Rossana Poblet studied Architecture and Urbanism in Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru (1991-1997). After her studies she did work as World Bank Junior Consultant in COFOPRI, as part of the adjudication management office in charge of the regularisation of all non-residential areas in informal settlements in Peru. While working also studied in the Urban Renewal Master Program at the Engineering National University - Architecture, Urbanism and Arts Postgrade School (FAUA-UNI) in Lima (1999-2001). With her master colleagues Silvia de los Rios, Freddy Valdivia and Maritza Robinson founded Polis Group, as a research platform for designing and executing urban renewal proposals in participative way in neglected areas of the city. In 2002 joined Development Action Group in Cape Town, South Africa, supporting participative design of low income housing supported with the housing subsidy scheme and also developed projects related to ecological sanitation systems and construction technics in informal settlements in the Western Cape (Khayelitsha, Hout Bay, Wallacedence, etc). In 2003 joined the Metropolitan Planning Institute of Lima (IMP) as part of a multidisciplinary team developing Integral Development Plans for local governments with community participation. From 2004 till 2008 she did work with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo as UNMIK Adviser in the Kosovo Cadastral Agency, supporting the cadastral reconstruction and property rights of minority communities. Back in Peru in 2009, she did work as adviser to improve the Techo Propio Program (own roof) under the national housing subsidy scheme developed by the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation. Later was awarded with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship supported by the European Commission-EACEA for a double master degree focusing on International Cooperation and Urban Development -led by Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany- and Sustainable Emergency Architecture -led by Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain- . Currently she works in ILPOE as research assistance in the LiWa (Lima Water) Project “ Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management in urban growth centres coping with Climate Change - Concepts for Metropolitan Lima (Peru)” and as academic staff leading the Lima Studio “Lima: Beyond the Park” and the Seminar “Lima Arid Urbanism” and organising a joint summer school in Lima with Peruvian and German students. As researcher she is working on integrating urban planning and water management for future cities development and in developing principles for cities in arid climatic conditions.



Poblet, R. & Natalie, M., (2009). The Challenges of Spatial Planning in a Divided City: Mitrovica. Trialog 101: Borders and Migration, February, pp. 13-21.

Master of Science Dissertation
Poblet, R., (2011). Approach toward sustainable management of watershed areas in dry climatic conditions.Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) Barcelona, Spain.

Olortegui, I., (2001). Coping with Informality and illegality in human settlements in developing cities, Informal settlers in Lima. Presented by Olortegui, I. for the ESF/N-AERUS International Workshop Leuven-Brussels, Belgium (text supported by Corrales M., Cassaretto, C., Odiaga, G., Poblet, R.)

Vorträge/ Workshops


Eisenberg, B., Nemcova, E., Poblet, R., (18.10.2011) Integrated urban planning strategies and planning tools, Video-Conference, Liwa Project, Stuttgart-Lima.

Nemcova, E., Poblet, R., Stockman, A., (04.10.2011) Infraestructura Ecológica y parques sensibles al agua: verdes, productivos, inclusivos, sostenibles, Liwa Project, Lima, Peru.


Integrated urban planning strategies and planning tools – Sub-project “Liwa”
The goal of this project is the development of multifunctional, water catchment related strategies of spatial planning and urban planning tools in Lima, Peru. Based on a GIS simulation and design tool, and involving the Liwa strategies for developing scenarios of ecological infrastructure as a foundation, a strategy for sustainable urban development can be addressed.
Period: 04/2011 – 05/2013
Sources of Funds: BMBF, Future megacities program (
Team: Antje Stockman, Bernd Eisenberg, Eva Nemcova

Own roof Program (Techo Propio) – Fondo Mivivienda
Developing new strategies to improve the housing subsidy scheme program developed by the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation for people living in extreme poverty in Peru.
Period: 2009
Sources of Funds: Fondo Mivivienda, Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation
Team: Adolfo Vargas, Ana Naveda, Graciela Mendoza, Alicia Nieto

Kosovo Cadastral Support program II
The goal of the project was to rebuild the cadastral and information system –legal and technical-destroyed during the conflict through the collection of hard and digital existent data and field survey in order to reorganise the cadastral system protecting property rights of all communities living in the area before the conflict, focusing also in internal displaced people and minorities property rights.
Period: 2004-2008
Sources of Funds: World Bank and other donor countries (Norway, Switzerland, Sweden)
Program Director: UNMIK, UN-Habitat

Integral Development Plans as urban planning instruments, Lima, Peru
Supporting the planning process of Santa Anita, Surquillo and Breña districts in Lima and developing participative planning processes for the urban-environmental chapter.
Period: 2003-2004
Sources of Funds: Local government
Program Director: Metropolitan Planning Institute of Lima (IMP)

Informal Settlement Upgrading in the Western Cape, South Africa
Supporting people´s benefit with the housing subsidy scheme in Western Cape for the design and construction of low cost housing.
Period: 2002-2003
Sources of Funds: Development Action Group (DAG) and funding bodies
Program Director: DAG

National Road N° 5 (Red Vial N°5) - Urban Renewal Prototype Proposals
Development of urban renewal proposals for the properties affected by the construction of the new Panamerican highway, National Road N° 5, between Huacho and Pativilca (Huaral, Huaura, Barranca provinces), Lima department, Peru
Period: 2001
Sources of Funds: Privatisation Commission - COPRI
Program Director: National University of Engineering & COPRI

Pan-American Health Organisation Park design, Surco, Lima, Peru
Development of design proposals for a community park with local residents and authorities in Surco district in Lima, Peru.
Period: 2001
Sources of Funds: Pan-American Health Organisation
Team: Polis Group

Public spaces in Huaycan, “Z” zone, Ate, Lima, Peru
Design and construction of public spaces and community facilities with local residents living in Huaycan Special Project (Proyecto Especial Huaycan-PEH) zone “Z”, Ate, Lima - Peru. Community participation in the design and construction.
Period: 2001
Sources of Funds: "A Trabajar Urbano" program
Team: Polis Group

Urban Property Rights Project - COFOPRI (Derechos de Propiedad Urbana)
The Urban Property Rights Project in Peru aims to create a system assuring formal and sustainable rights to real property in selected, predominantly poor settlements in larger urban areas.  Period: 1997-2000
Sources of Funds: World Bank and Peruvian Government
Program Director: COFOPRI

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