Mexico City, Mexico

Planning For the Future of Xochimilco

Rebuild by Design used its collaborative research and design approach to help Mexico City develop a plan for Xochimilco, a UNESCO cultural heritage area, to address climate change, water challenges, housing issues, and agricultural and tourism opportunities. This initiative is part of Mexico City’s Resilience Strategy as a member city of 100 Resilient Cities, which focuses on regional collaboration and resilience, mobility, water, and equal access to urban amenities.

Rebuild helped Mexico City bring together interdisciplinary experts – such as academics specializing in urban planning and hydrology – to work with government officials develop a better understanding of Xochimilco’s challenges and opportunities. Designing a plan for Xochimilco included research, data, and site visits, with input from the public and key stakeholders at key points along the way. 

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