7Atacama Desert (driest in the world) PeruThree ZonesCostaAtacama Desert (driest in the world)SierraAndes (2nd highest mountains in world)SelvaAmazon (largest tropical rainforest in world)Source: Coleccion Huascaran, Lima
12Primacy of Lima: ‘the head of a giant on the body of a dwarf’ 29
13Reasons for Primacy capital city (work, culture, civilisation) largest port (Callao)traditional home of Vice-Roy in Colonial
14Migration City centre v Paisanos 40% Costa 50% Andes mainly central-southern Andesyoung/ambitiousearthquakesrural povertyland tenure in Andesinfant mortalityguerrillascocaineEl Ninomodernisation of coast
15Source: Children in Peru, Peru Support Unit 1991
23Barriadas A residential community formed by low income families in which thehouses are constructed in large measure by the residents themselves andwhich are generally but not exclusively formed illegally.(Collins 1975)
35Geographical distribution unoccupied, state or church or absentee landlord owned
36The Invasion After several years residence Pay to join invasion committeePlanned by architectsHoly Days, National Holidays, Public Holidays, weekends, government crisisAppeal to patriotism or religiosity of nation or landlords
55Carmen de la Legua 2003By 1974 its transformation into an urban barrio was almost complete – paved roads, uniform lotes, water and electrical services, urban style houses constructed with permanent materials, and a central plaza around which stood municipal buildings, a movie theatre, and a church all were established.’ (Lobo 1982 p 42)
80The Informal Approach Advantages Disadvantages Cheaper Slow Non-monetary inputEarly escape from slumsAdded value to landStimulated construction and service industriesDisadvantagesSlowPoor conditionsLow qualityUneconomic use of space & resources
81Lima’s barriadas Why so successful? (John Turner 2004) When dwellers control the major decisions andare free to make use of their own contributions in the design, construction or management of their housing,both this process and the environment produced stimulate individual and social well-being.
82Lima’s barriadas Why so successful? (Susan Lobo 1992) Positive adaptationBuild a community (material and spiritual)Accomplish goalsView themselves and their future positivelyThroughKinship and paisanosAlliances and compadrazgoControl: migration & house constructionFlexibility
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