Mexico

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
January 13, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Located seven miles south of the town of Loreto in Baja California Sur, the Villages of Loreto Bay is an 8,000-acre new urbanist development that strives to be North America’s largest sustainable resort development.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
December 21, 2007, 6am PST
<p>A 1944 international treaty that requires the transfer of millions of gallons of water from Mexico to the U.S. from the Rio Grande is being challenged by Mexican farmers who are routinely deprived of water every five years when the transfer occurs.</p>
Planet Ark
December 19, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Architect Teddy Cruz takes a drive through the convoluted and complex city of Tijuana in this article from <em>The Next American City</em>.</p>
The Next American City
November 24, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Border walls along the U.S.-Mexico are being called out by environmentalists for creating negative impacts on the area's environment and local ecology.</p>
The New York Times
November 23, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Mexico City and its 20 million people get water from many sources, some nearly 100 miles away. The city has announced plans to achieve water self-sufficiency by 2020, a task sure to be a challenge.</p>
Treehugger
October 30, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The border towns of El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico, are increasingly becoming more and more alike -- from demographics, to land development types, to housing prices.</p>
The New York Times
October 18, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Private ownership of the site of ancient Mayan ruins in Mexico have legislators clamoring to claim the site as property of the country.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
October 17, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Mexico City police forced street vendors from nearly 100 streets recently in an effort to clean up the city. But the vendors vow to return.</p>
Associated Press via Oakland Tribune
October 11, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The tourism industry is booming along the Mayan Riviera on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Many are worried that the ever-increasing supply of hotels and the flood of tourists will displace most of the area's local residents and hurt the environment.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
September 24, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In Mexico City, controversial plans to develop what would be the tallest skyscraper in Latin America have opponents calling the project illegal. But the developers have a big-name architect and high-powered politicians behind them.</p>
The New York Times
September 19, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Through a fund-matching program organized with the Mexican government, ex-patriates in the United States are able to contribute money to their home villages in Mexico for infrastructure projects that receive three-to-one matching government funds.</p>
Deseret Morning News
August 23, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>In the Mexican city of Altar, just 60 miles from the U.S. border, a booming economy has built itself around catering to those looking to make the treacherous walk through the desert to cross into the U.S.</p>
Reuters
August 14, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>Half a million street vendors fill the squares of Mexico City to make their living. The mayor wants to wipe out the vendors, whose businesses contribute no taxes to the city. But the vendors have their own organization that opposes the city's plans.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
August 1, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The city's new mayor is hoping to follow the footsteps of Bogotá's Enrique Peñalosa and transform the Mexican capital of 20 million inhabitants into a people- and environmentally-friendly metropolis.</p>
AP via Michigan Live
July 25, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>A new high density residential project adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border is pioneering the market for high-end condo living in the traditionally sprawling metropolis of Tijuana.</p>
San Diego Union Tribune
July 6, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>New mapping has revealed that part of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is actually intruding on Mexican land, usurping between 1 and 6 feet of Mexican soil for more than a mile. The U.S. insists it was a mistake, but Mexico wants its land back.</p>
Associated Press