SEDATU promotes new legislation on urban development

SEDATU, the Secretary for Urban Development and Territorial Planning, is promoting new legislation to guarantee the right to live in a safe, healthy, sustainable, and equitable city. SEDATU’s director, Rosario Robles Berlanga, emphasizes that in light of the grave challenges facing cities, it is necessary to reflect on how to establish new criteria to ensure that metropolitan decision making considers important themes such as the environment, transportation, waste management, housing, mobility, and security.

Penchyna is sworn in as the new director of INFONAVIT

After the resignation of former director Alejandro Murat, who is now running for governor of the state of Oaxaca, INFONAVIT is under new leadership with David Penchyna Grub. Penchyna Grub emphasizes that he will try to assure that the Institute operates with greater efficiency, that it consolidates its social mission, and that it energetically and imaginatively addresses the challenge of putting the creditholders and workers of Mexico first.

INFONAVIT, UNAM, and Harvard award thesis prize on housing and sustainable development

Co-investigator and Harvard GSD Professor Diane Davis was on hand for the awarding of the “Premio Internacional de Tesis de Investigación sobre Vivienda y Desarrollo Sustentable,” or International Thesis Prize for Research on Housing and Sustainable Development, organized with INFONAVIT, UNAM (Mexico’s National University), and Harvard.

Ann Forsyth Presides over Transforming the Housing Sector Keynote Session

Program Director Ann Forsyth presides over event exploring Mexico’s recent housing revival during a time of urban developmental change.

April 12, 2016 | El Universal

March 7, 2016 | Excelsior

March 14, 2016 | Noticias MVS

February 26, 2015 | Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.

The makeover of Mexico City

Aided by Harvard experts, officials are tackling housing, pollution, and traffic problems — and solving them

Diane Davis named Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism

Harvard University Graduate School of Design is pleased to announce that Diane Davis has been named the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism.

From Mexico to Harvard, and back

Harvard is increasingly entwined with Mexico, a nation of 122 million with more university graduates than any other Latin American nation except Brazil. In Mexico City, faculty and students study commuter traffic, low-income housing, air quality, and access to health care.

February 6, 2015 | Harvard Gazette

November 20, 2014 | Harvard Gazette

October 15, 2014 | Harvard Gazette