UNSCH (Ayacucho) and OSA (KU Leuven) are pleased to invite participants to the 2nd International Urban Design Workshop in Ayacucho, Peru from August 19th to 28th. The intensive and immersive urban design workshop will tackle the issue of water insecurity influenced by unsustainable urbanization in the Cachi Basin.  A shared and multi-scalar vision for both water management and urban development is required. To elaborate this vision, the workshop will intertwine design strategies of water urbanism with multi-stakeholder sessions and intensive fieldwork. The workshop is part of a two-year collaborative endeavor between Belgian and Peruvian HEIs and NGOs. It isis funded by VLIR-UOS and PEER-USAID and counts on the collaboration of the Centro de Competencias del Agua (CCA) and the Municipality of Huamanga, Ayacucho.


The organizing team looks forward to receiving applications from architects, urban designers, landscape architects, urban and environmental planners and-engineers. The workshop will enhance participants’ capacity to develop ecological restoration and management with equitable city-making and water provision. The goal will be to choreograph innovative and sustainable interplays of urbanization, landscape and infrastructure. The international design workshop will target first and foremost mid-career design professionals, local authority officials, NGO staff members and urban practitioners in the fields of urbanism and development planning in general. English and Spanish are the official languages of the workshop. Participants will not be charged tuition and accommodation costs, but are  expected to cover their travel to and from Ayacucho.