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The country wants to become a modern society with a strong middle class, but can this be done without everyone on board?
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Police are searching for some of Mexico's most prominent graffiti artists, but their goal is not to stop them.Instead, the government wants their help to brighten up the capital's public spaces and...
Fumes from brick kilns kill almost as many people each year as the 2013 textile mill collapse. But they're finally starting to clean up their act.
Gentrification isn't new -- it's actually baked into the economic forces that have been driving urban development since the 1950s.
Work will begin shortly on building a 5-kilometer-long intraurban cable car in the Sierra de Guadalupe region of Mexico City. The cable car, formally known as
Jennifer Duggan: A number of Chinese cities again hit by record high levels of air pollution as residents are advised to stay indoors
NASA captures a 750-mile trail of haze on camera.
Background: The Valley of Mexico is an interior basin about 9000 square km in area. The basin floor sits at an elevation of 2200 meters above sea level and is
How did a once-Republican billionaire become one of the foremost champions of climate activism? A new book tells the story.
Focusing on total population—rather than the number of people actually residing in urban areas—obscures the extent of China's urbanization challenge.
Why does this phenomenon affect some cities much more than others?
There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.
Model project for regeneration in Indian metropolis enjoys wide community support, yet some residents are sceptical.
A lack of wind, corn burning for the harvest, and the onset of central heat fouled up Harbin's air so much that schools and offices had to close.
But it won't work.
Mexico City’s Ecobici system for public bike rentals in and around the city’s historical center celebrated its fourth birthday in February 2014. The system, est
A case study in urban renewal.
A case study in urban renewal from Aguascalientes!
The Mexico City Metropolitan Area (dark grey on the map), which occupies the Valley of Mexico, extends well beyond the northern boundary of the Federal District
Charles Montgomery's new book finds the intersection of urban policy and well-being.
Strategies for future urban planning
In places like Istanbul and Mexico City, BRT is cleaning the air and saving commute time.
Rents are going up in Rio's informal housing communities. What, if anything, should the city do about it?
This index page has links to our most important posts about Mexico City. Previous index pages include Mexican migrants and remittances: an introduction (Nov
A ban on plastic bags was put in place a year ago but people in India's capital still use them and pollution is growing.
The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.
In some places, the city's real estate prices are soaring, but it's not true everywhere.
It may come as uncomfortable surprise to politicians and think tanks espousing the virtues of the garden city that a certain Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was a big fan of the idea too.