Mexico has a new government which aims to overhaul the country’s development agenda, rupturing what it portrays as the neoliberal past era. After eight months in office, the leftist new administration is still in the process of detailing key sectoral plans under the National Development Plan — which is now a set of driving principles and guidelines, rather than a detailed set of objectives and performance indicators, as was customary during previous administrations.
The new Urban and Territorial Development National Strategy is a work in progress, soon to be unveiled to the public. This lecture focuses on the key remaining challenges to the new government in its ongoing planning process, as posed by pressure factors stemming from the growth of Mexico City — compared to three other emerging cities in Mexico: Queretaro (near Mexico City), Tijuana (on the border with the United States), and Cancun (a fast-growing tourism-driven city in the Caribbean). Lessons will be drawn from contrasting these cities as a way to assess the upcoming new National Territorial and Urban Development Strategy.
Roberto Martinez is an industry and regional competitiveness specialist with over 25 years of professional experience in both the public and private corporate sectors. His focus is on innovation policies. He was also a consultant to the World Bank, USAID, and the WEF.
The lecture will be held in English, with simultaneous interpretation into Russian.
This event is organized by Strelka Institute and Strelka KB's Centre for Urban Economy.
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