Mexico

February 4, 2009, 7am PST
Architect Teddy Cruz examines the south-north flow of "nonconforming urbanism" in the Tijuana-San Diego region, and how changing communities in this dynamic area could shape the way we think about increasing density.
The Nation
January 31, 2009, 11am PST
Tijuana is literally built with the development waste of nearby San Diego, California. This video by Laura Hanna shows how.
The Nation
November 5, 2008, 5am PST
The security border fence designed to combat illegal immigration into the U.S. is raising concerns over its impact on habitats and wildlife.
OneWorld.net
October 14, 2008, 10am PDT
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has announced a $4.3 billion plan to improve the country's infrastructure, schools and housing stock.
BBC
October 7, 2008, 8am PDT
Officials in Mexico are looking to crack down on rampant police corruption with an unlikely carrot: mortgages.
Associated Press
September 29, 2008, 5am PDT
Once a week, car-flooded streets convert into bike- and pedestrian-flooded public parks in crowded Mexico City.
Los Angeles Times
September 12, 2008, 9am PDT
Outsourcing work to China has gotten costlier due to increasing fuel and labor costs. As a result, some American companies are pondering a return to Mexico to manufacture their goods instead.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 29, 2008, 6am PDT
Mexico is moving forward with plans to construct a large international shipping port in Baja California -- an attempt to rival the Los Angeles-Long Beach port powerhouse.
The Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Air pollution is so bad in Mexico City that residents have less sensitivity to smells, according to a recent study.</p>
Reuters
April 12, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>With one of the world's higher rates of air pollution, Mexico City is cracking down on one type of emission: cigarette smoke. Smoking has been banned in all public places in the city, including office buildings and restaurants.</p>
Reuters
April 4, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Capitalizing on the booming Mexican home market and government calls for better urban planning, Mexico's second biggest residential developer is planning six new towns complete with homes, stores, employment and schools.</p>
Reuters
April 3, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Federal and state environmental guidelines have been waived by the Federal government to fast-track construction of nearly 700 miles of fencing along the U.S. Mexico Border.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
March 11, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A look at the similarities between Los Angeles and Mexico City.</p>
LA Weekly
March 10, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>New Urbanism sprouts up in Baja California, Mexico.</p>
The New York Times
March 4, 2008, 7am PST
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> examines the controversy and battle brewing between the federal government and small towns in Texas over a Department of Homeland Security plan to build more than 700 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.</p>
NPR
February 19, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Architect Teddy Cruz is betting Tijuana-style development will flourish in gentrifying American neighborhoods -- and preserve their lower income populations.</p>
The New York Times
February 12, 2008, 8am PST
<p>The women-only buses running in Mexico City have been warmly welcomed by the city's female commuters.</p>
The New York Times
January 31, 2008, 11am PST
<p>As Mexico City's economy moves from industry to services, it is attracting new businesses but facing a legacy of haphazard infrastructure planning that may threaten its economic prosperity.</p>
The Times (UK)
January 23, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Mexico City has announced plans to dedicate some of its transit system buses for use by women only -- a move made in response to increasing reports of women being groped on crowded buses.</p>
Reuters
January 15, 2008, 6am PST
<p>"Sky islands" are a globally unique convergence — the north-south overlap of two major cordilleras spanning the temperate and subtropical latitudes, covering some 40 distinct mountain ranges in the southwestern U.S. But they are at risk.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments