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Panel—Staying a Step Ahead: Institutional Flexibility in the Rehabilitation of Social Housing in Oaxaca

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 6:30pm

Location: Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Room 112

Officials from Fundación Hogares and the Mexican National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute (Infonavit) will join UPD faculty and students in a discussion of planning and design strategies deployed to address the growing problems of housing abandonment in Mexico.

Focusing on a social housing development in Oaxaca, the panel will address the conditions that made it possible for national government officials, urban designers, community development professionals, and housing policy advocates to push forward an experiment in policy innovation via on-the-ground implementation.


Paulina Campos, CEO, Fundación Hogares

Surella Segú, Former Head of Office of Urban Development, Infonavit

Emiliano García, Principal Architect, Taller de Operaciones Ambientales

Moderated by:

Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard GSD

Introduction by:

Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Sponsored by: GSD Department of Urban Planning and Design, Mexican Cities Initiative, and the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

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