X-runner: Filling the Gap in Sanitary Services

On the periphery of Lima, Peru, exists slum or shanty communities with hundreds of thousands of residents who moved to the capital in search of a better life. Due to the irregular and sometimes illegal nature of these communities, they are often not serviced by many municipal services, such as plumbing. This condition creates a dangerous breeding ground for communicable …

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Peru’s Innovative Air-Purifying Billboard

A recent report suggests that 90 percent of the world’s urban population is breathing air that fails to meet WHO safety guidelines. Among the world’s worst air pollution offenders is Lima, Peru’s capital city. While air pollution has declined over the last decade, Lima residents remain concerned with the health and environmental risks posed by the quality of their city’s …

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