Living in the Amazon in the 21ST Century: A Planning and Urban Design Guide for Cities in the Peruvian Lowland Rainforest


Convivir en la Amazonía en el Siglo XXI: Guía de Planificación y Diseño Urbano para las ciudades en la selva baja peruana. Image Cortesía de Belen Desmaison

Addressing the universe of the world’s largest tropical forest, the book ‘Living in the Amazon in the 21st Century: A Guide to Urban Planning and Design for Cities in the Peruvian lowland rainforest’, has been selected as a finalist in the category of publications at the 12th Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. The issue, published in 2019 as part of the PUCP Architecture Publications, in the framework of the CASA (Self-Sustainable Amazonian Cities) project of the Climate Resilient Cities initiative of IDRC, FFLA and CDKN, focuses its research on the department of Loreto, presenting itself as “a guide for architecture and urban design, for settlements in the Amazon forest, including the social processes to be considered”.

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