Lima faces significant challenges regarding the scarcity of green areas. This deficiency results in increased vulnerability to climate-related risks affecting the region and negative impacts on the health and well-being of surrounding communities. The disparity between districts' access to green spaces and their benefits further exacerbates the situation. However, the management of green areas is relegated often leading to a lack of attention to this critical environmental issue.
ComQ'umir is an integrated service that seeks to promote sustainable urban communities through the planning and implementation of green areas within existing structures. Recognizing the weaknesses and strengths in the primarily targeted districts, we arise with creative methods such as vertical gardens, rooftop gardens, and urban orchards to bring people closer to the ecosystem services they can provide. Assessing the available space, proposing viable techniques and continuous monitoring.
Communities in the district of San Martín de Porres, where the main campus of the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia is located, comprise approximately 782,000 inhabitants. The district's ratio of square meters of green areas per person is notably low, and the implementation of ComQ'umir would benefit all individuals in this district and its surrounding areas.
Inspiration and ideation
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 13: Climate Action
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia