Thanks to the Former Testament we could have found out on the succession of plagues that it suffered the Egyptian village towards 13th century B.C. On this topic paths have been realized investigations to be able to explain from the science what is presumed like of divine origin, there being coincidence in indicating a series of physical and climatic disorders as the causers of the alteration of the waters of the Nile river. The sense of this article is not to speculate on these theories, but to take them as a reference to think about the sequels that we come living in Piura’s city, consequence of the Phenomenon of the coastal Child of the present year.
To little more than two months of finished the strong rains, we have had to support an unusual plague of mosquitos, which have spread the fastidiousness between the population, the crickets and lobsters have multiplied, invading peoples and cities, the productive cycle of the land has been upset, beginning to lose important investments in cultures, and this way we might continue adding up males. Someone will say that the “Child” has taken us as a surprise, but the truth is that, if we look a bit for behind, we will think similar news that they repeat themselves cyclically.
This extracts to the light a plague bigger than before mentioned, the silent one, but probably the most harmful, since his negative effect increases with the time: the informality and lack of planning; that demonstrate in measures of short term and limited scope, that they solve the photo of the moment, but that do not construct solutions of bottom. The “Reconstruction with Changes” it puts us opposite to a new opportunity to be able to overcome this plague, and change our future from a model of Strategic and Adaptative Planning; that projects the development of the territory from the basins, and east the design of our cities to turn to the water in a component of development and quality of urban life. It is very important that he takes advantage of this effort, combining the experience of out-standing experts, the contribution of the academy, and the knowledge of the local technical personnel, who will be those who later will help, they will evaluate and adapt the above mentioned instruments during the process of development of the territory and the cities.
It is also important that there are evaluated in the frame of the town and territorial planning the works of infrastructure that they are planning to execute, as well as the possible application of the mechanism of “works for lands” announced inside the instruments designed for the above mentioned process of reconstruction. Both can end up by belonging harmful to the cities and producers if his impact does not measure up from a diagnosis and major scale. To think of reducing the natural margin of the rivers to generate urban soil can turn into a great evil to future, since we will be giving up generating natural solutions for the mitigation of the rise of the waters, which in addition can serve us as green and recreative areas.
We must plan our development from our physical – environmental context and for our company, this it is the great challenge that we have the Peruvians with a view to the Bicentenary, and especially the Piuranos, as historical responsibility for with his children.
Aldo G. Facho Dede · Architect
Lima · July 2017
Author of the Blog Habitar: Ambiente+Arquitectura+Ciudad
Arquitecto-urbanista, docente-investigador, convencido de que nuestro país necesita desarrollar sus ciudades en base a modelos de planificación urbana estratégicos y adaptativos, que partan desde las personas y el ambiente, y que busquen la multiplicación del bienestar y su equitativa distribución.