Mexican World Heritage Site Falls Victim To Sprawl

Xochimilco (the “Venice of the New World” located 20 km from Mexico City), a World Heritage Site designated in 1987, is threatened with removal from the list because of the impacts of pollution, erosion, and urban sprawl.
December 7, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Roughly 20 kilometres south of downtown Mexico City, Xochimilco, which means 'place where the flowers grow' in the indigenous Aztec language of Nahuatl, is the last surviving vestige of a pre-Hispanic form of human settlement that is being slowly taken over by urban sprawl."

Thanks to Michael E. Kelly, AICP, MCIP

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Published on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 in The Courier-Journal
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