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.
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.
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.
April 12, 2016 | El Universal
March 7, 2016 | Excelsior
March 14, 2016 | Noticias MVS
February 26, 2015 | Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.
Aided by Harvard experts, officials are tackling housing, pollution, and traffic problems — and solving them
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.
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.
November 20, 2014 | Harvard Gazette
October 15, 2014 | Harvard Gazette