Mexico City

April 11, 2012, 11am PDT
Damien Cave reports on Mexico City's ambitious efforts to reduce pollution and beautify the city through the planting of vertical gardens, and other progressive pollution reducing measures.
The New York Times
March 22, 2012, 10am PDT
Noah Kazis considers three success stories for public space in Mexico City, taking streets back from both automobiles and – believe it or not – street vendors.
February 22, 2012, 8am PST
As city officials introduce plans to overhaul waste disposal in the capital of Mexico, a deeply rooted constituency fights back.
New York Times
November 17, 2011, 7am PST
In 2007, Mexico City's government promised that it would build 300km of bike lanes around the city by 2012. According to Jimena Veloz, "the city still only has 22.2 km because most money is allocated to car infrastructure."
This Big City
October 16, 2011, 1pm PDT
In the dense center of Mexico City, an architect has proposed a 65-story building - straight down.
The Mail Online
June 3, 2011, 9am PDT
Two architects submit a plan to Mexico City planners that includes bringing the Río Piedad back to life and revitalizing the city with green public spaces along its waters.
The New York Times
January 11, 2011, 11am PST
Metro stations, train stations and streetcar systems have distinct ways of showing how to get from one area to another. TheCityFix's Jonna McKone looks at mass transit systems from Mexico City to Paris and the visual representations used in each one.
December 29, 2010, 2pm PST
Garrett Bradford of TheCityFix reviews some of the most innovative and sustainable transit systems from around the globe that made their debut over the last twelve months.
August 3, 2010, 10am PDT
Frequent street closures due to unregulated protest -- up to about 7 per day -- clog the streets of Mexico City, leaving some hungry for a more active response from the government.
The New York Times
April 15, 2010, 6am PDT
Safety is a major concern for the world's women on a day-to-day basis. From riding the bus to walking at night, if women don't feel safe, they won't do it. Cities need to take a more active role in addressing this challenge, according to this post.
Next American City
February 20, 2010, 7am PST
Mexico City has opened a citywide bike sharing system, similar to those in Paris and Barcelona.
The Bike-sharing Blog
November 20, 2009, 8am PST
<em>Atlantic</em> correspondent Cristine Russell takes a look at Mexico City's quickly-implemented bus rapid transit system.
The Atlantic Monthly
July 2, 2009, 10am PDT
Mexico City's Centro Historico is undergoing a broad redevelopment, which has resulted in more investment, more events, and more use. However, some there are worried that increased commercialization will tarnish the public square.
Next American City
April 19, 2009, 11am PDT
Among the installations at the Ecological Urbanism exhibit at Harvard's Graduate School of Design is a collection of smells from 200 Mexico City neighborhoods.
The Boston Globe
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
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>
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>
March 11, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A look at the similarities between Los Angeles and Mexico City.</p>
LA Weekly