Planning For the Future of Xochimilco

In 2016, Rebuild by Design worked with the Mexico City office of Resilience and Keystone Partners to develop a 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, 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 to 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.