2010 Mexico City, Mexico
Local Developments in Mexico City
The 193 initiatives from different social and geographical backgrounds—with half of the projects located within the Federal District and the other half distributed through out the greater metropolitan area—cover a diverse range of urban interventions linked with education, health, culture, employment, environment, public space, social integration, and local economies.
Mexico City faces big social, economic, environmental, and management challenges. It is a city that has dramatically expanded through informality and has faced natural disasters as well as an economic crisis, which brought about a remarkable increase in violence and the subsequent abandonment of public space. But despite all of these difficulties, the city also records an improvement in quality life at the local level, largely due to citizens who build the city with their own hands and shape the future through the search for the common good.
Miravalle Community Council reactivates public space within the city’s border through a comprehensive project that includes culture, education, health, employment, and recycling programs.
Culture Centre Consejo Agrarista, founded by former gang members, offers art lessons and high quality sports facilities as an alternative to violence.
Recovering Spaces for Life recovers public spaces and runs cultural and educational programs, drug and violence prevention, and productive programs in an informal settlement located over a ravine.
Actress and social activist
Director, Urban Age & Centennial Professor in Architecture and Urbanism, London School of Economics
Architect, co-founder of arquitectura 911sc, professor at School of Architecture, Universidad Iberoamericana
Writer, political anaylist and academic, professor of political science at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Founder, TEN Arquitectos, New York and Mexico City & Miler Chair of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Former Mayor of Washington, DC and is the Executive Director of the Global Government