PREVENTING LANDSLIDES: STUDY IN CHACLACAYO AND CHOSICA, PERU THROUGH GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
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AbstractIn the captivating landscapes of Chaclacayo and Chosica, Peru, two districts grapple with a unique blend of natural beauty and environmental challenges. These areas are not only renowned for their lush scenery and agricultural productivity but also bear the burden of recurrent climatic hazards, especially landslides, which loom ominously over these communities. This research embarks on a crucial journey, delving deep into the heart of these challenges and crafting solutions uniquely tailored to the specific vulnerabilities of these regions, including local voices to ensure that the proposed solutions are not only technically sound but also resonate with the aspirations and values of the communities directly affected. A secondary data analysis offered insights into community awareness, knowledge, and concerns about landslide risks, unstable construction practices, the accumulation of debris, and human activities contributing to losses. A systematic literature review paints a vivid landscape of the challenges, impacts, and mitigation strategies associated with landslides in the Lurigancho-Chosica region. It spotlighted the critical pillars of disaster preparedness, risk management, sound urban planning, and robust early warning systems. To explore the judicious employment of green and blue infrastructure, two experts in these fields provided guidance. The results revealed preferences for specific green and blue infrastructure options, as reflected in survey responses, expert interviews, and empirical data, underlining the considerable potential these measures hold in landslide prevention. Choices that find favor encompass water filtration mechanisms, the strategic use of vegetation as natural barriers, and the redirection of landslide flows. The conclusion leads to recommendations safeguarding the environment and the well-being of those who call these regions home.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project