Background and objectives:
The Municipality of Miguel Hidalgo, within the Mexico City Federal District, includes both high and very low-income neighborhoods, hence very heterogeneous, that are affected by the increase of urban density and the sprawl of commercial activities. The municipality requested UN-HABITAT technical support to update the local urban plan, using participatory planning approaches based on verifiable critical information database. Specific objectives include:
- To systematize critical information organizing a verifiable database for public consultation
- To update urban zoning and building parameters, in consultation with civil society representatives actually living in those areas
- To promote integrated development of those areas with their neighboring districts.
The main activities include:
- Collection of available information and critical data for selected neighborhoods;
- Technical sessions with government staff and consultation workshops with civil society representatives;
- Presentation of innovative assessment technologies combining urban development and economic growth issues and evidences.
The results so far have been:
- Critical information collected, analyzed and systematized, packaged as a database to be reorganized under a GIS framework;
- Assessment and diagnosis of selected areas prepared and being discussed with affected communities and the municipal (“Delegación”) government.