Mexico Today: Changing Cities in the 21st Century with Lawrence Herzog -- 20 Years After NAFTA -- Center for US-Mexican Studies and Osher UCSD

Mexico Today: Changing Cities in the 21st Century with Lawrence Herzog -- 20 Years After NAFTA -- Center for US-Mexican Studies and Osher UCSD

First Aired: 5/19/2014

Length: 58 minutes


Noted urbanist on Mexico City and the border region.
 
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The future of Mexico will be played out in its cities, where about 3/4 of the nation's 115 million inhabitants live. Many critical national policy concerns in Mexico are urban-- how to manage one of the world's largest mega-cities (Mexico City), along with the rapidly transforming and complex northern border cities. Lawrence A. Herzog, Professor of City Planning at San Diego State University and Visiting Professor at UC San Diego argues that three of the biggest challenges facing urban Mexico are globalization, environmental degradation, and the uncertain future of the urban periphery.
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