LIMA 2019 PROPOSES PLAN TO PRESERVE GAMES’ LEGACY
The Pan American and Parapan American Games Organizing Committee sent the Ministry of Education a proposal to create a public legacy entity.
Lima, 12 November - Legacy is one of the most important aspects in the organization of mega-sports events and it even becomes the main motivation for hosting competitions like the Pan American and Parapan American Games. With that in mind, Lima 2019 formally sent a proposal to the Ministry of Education recommending the creation of a public entity to manage the legacy.
The initiative seeks to make infrastructure sustainable in time to serve elite competitions and the popularization of sports, but also to enhance the legacy in a comprehensive manner, promoting the possibility of socio-educational transformations and urban regeneration in order to generate a long term impact on sports, society and Lima.
The creation of this entity includes an efficient governance model to temporarily manage the legacy, four sports venues (VIDENA, Villa María del Triunfo, Villa El Salvador and Punta Rocas) and a non-sports precinct (the Pan American Village), as well as the supervision of five precincts, like the Las Palmas Shooting Range or the Army Equestrian Center, which will be managed by their owners.
The following items will be included as part of the transfer from the Special Project to the Legacy Entity: management plans prepared for the sports venues under its supervision; legacy management guidelines for the venues that will remain under their owners’ management but will be supervised and monitored by the entity; the Urban Master Plan to aid in the sustainable and planned urban development of the Pan American Village and its 45 hectares; and the transfer of knowledge website.
The proposed entity would have a department in charge of venue management, support and maintenance, as well as a department responsible for the Pan American Village and urban integration. Urban integration work will be very important, as the goal is to coordinate with the municipalities and other national government bodies in order to integrate the venues into the community and turn them into to hubs of social development.
PAN AMERICAN VILLAGE
In the case of the Pan American Village, which has 1096 apartments, an Urban Master Plan for the 45 hectares of the plot is underway to develop a new urban center in Lima Sur, focusing on education, innovation, sports and culture. In this regard, international experience shows that urban regeneration processes are one of the most sought-after and successful elements of legacy after events of the importance of the Pan American and Parapan American Games.
After having housed over 11 thousand people, between athletes, para athletes and officials (coaches, managers, assistants, physicians and administrative personnel), the Village is being conditioned for housing.