Mexico City

March 2, 2013, 7am PST
Sarah Goodyear introduces us to Peatónito, the masked Lucha Libre inspired defender of pedestrians.
The Atlantic Cities
January 18, 2013, 5am PST
Mexico City's emergence as a "commuter's paradise" due to a focus on people and places, rather than cars and driving, has earned the city this year's Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).
National Geographic
December 27, 2012, 7am PST
In this fascinating photo essay, Jordi Sanchez-Cuenca explores Mexico City's urban morphology. Seemingly every type of urban form known to man can be found within the Mexican capital's boundaries.
POLIS
November 14, 2012, 10am PST
Luis Alberto Moreno explores how Facebook and Twitter are improving cities in the developing world, as the governments of many Latin American municipalities take advantage of the explosive growth of social media to engage with citizens.
The Atlantic Cities
August 11, 2012, 11am PDT
From Buenos Aires, to Mexico City, to Bogota, cities across Latin America are embracing the bicycle. Across Central and South America, bike lane miles and the numbers of bicycles on the streets are on the rise.
The Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2012, 8am PDT
The City of Villahermosa, Mexico, an oil industry town in Tabasco, is reclaiming space from the auto, rejuvenating their urban spaces, and on a more basic level, cleaning the water supply and modernizing their sewage systems.
The New York Times - Global Business
April 25, 2012, 8am PDT
Michael J. Coren reports on a new program in Mexico City that lets residents trade their recyclable trash for credits with nearby farms.
Fast Company Co.Exist
April 12, 2012, 8am PDT
William Booth reports on the improbable growth of bike culture in a city long known for its choking air and anarchic traffic.
The Washington Post
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.
Streetsblog
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.
TheCityFix
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.
TheCityFix
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