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Sharing new public spaces in Cusco, Peru (D.U. Cusco, A.A. 2012-2013)

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Cusco is a 300,000 inhabitants Peruvian city. It extends for over 10 miles along a narrow valley formed by the Rio Huatanay. The city expands linearly to the east of its incaic historic center (World Heritage Site since 1983) without any planning tool that drove growth and densification. In about ten years the city’s population is expected to double within a space that is already saturated: because the valley is small and the airport is located in its midst (tourism is the only important local economy’s driving force, with two million tourists every year). Read more