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ENLACE Caño Martín Peña

ENLACE Caño Martín Peña is an environmental justice and social transformation initiative that aims to restore an estuarine channel in the heart of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ENLACE is a public corporation created under the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Law 489 of September, 24, 2004, as amended. ENLACE is tasked with the coordination and implementation of public policies and projects regarding the environmental restoration of the CMP, as established in the Comprehensive Development and Land Use Plan for the Caño Martín Peña Special Planning District (District’s Plan). ENLACE works closely with the Grupo de las Ocho Comunidades Aledañas al Caño Martín Peña, Inc., a non-profit organization in charge of ensuring the most effective participation of the residents in decision-making processes in the District; and the Fideicomiso de la Tierra del Caño Martín Peña, a novel mechanism for improving informal settlements in the city without creating an economic barrier for its original residents while preventing the displacement of communities.

Caño Martín Peña: A Case Study in Community Action

To the Rescue of an Estuarine Ecosystem

Caño Martín Peña: Un caso de estudio sobre la acción comunitaria

El caso del Caño Martín Peña representa una situación de rescate y restauración de un recurso natural casi completamente perdido, con el objetivo de integrar espacios públicos y áreas verdes al área urbana de alta densidad poblacional que componen las comunidades que lo circundan.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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