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Bringing together institutions in urban development for more dynamic, healthy and prosperous cities

Getting Mexico’s cities right is vital to reduce poverty, ensure sustainable economic development, and reduce carbon emissions. In November 2018, the Coalition launched its Mexico programme, La Coalicion por la Transformacion Urbana (CTU), a major new initiative looking to support the national government of Mexico in its mission to transform its urban areas. CTU, led by WRI Mexico, brings together leading institutions in urban development with the aim of identifying, designing and evaluating public policies for more dynamic, healthy and prosperous cities.

Following a twin-track research and engagement approach, the programme also looks to support the central government in implementing global agendas including the New Urban Agenda, the SDGs and the Paris Agreement for and with their cities. Working primarily on issues of housing, land management, urban planning systems and metropolitan coordination, and mobility and transportation, CTU is a major resource for evidence-based ideas to address the most important challenges facing Mexican cities.

The programme provides a clear, rigorous picture of the economic, social equity and climate impacts of Mexico’s existing housing, infrastructure, and urban planning policies. The Coalicion quantifies the benefits of alternative scenarios and explores ways to improve coordination of national climate, transport, housing, energy, and urban development policy.