In Peru, a grassroots organization gives public spaces back to citizens

Ocupa tu Calle has organized 17 interventions to promote the recovery of misused public space throughout Lima. Here’s what the group has learned about citizen and government engagement in urban spaces, and what they plan to do next.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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