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INFONAVIT allocates over a 1,000 abandoned homes in a "macro" auction

August 8, 2016 | El Universal

INFONAVIT allocates over a 1,000 abandoned houses in a “macro” auction in Puebla. The auction in Puebla is part of the strategy to sell over 30,000 abandoned houses in 2016, which the Institute has been able to recuperate in an attempt to recover some of the economic losses caused by the default credits. Most of the abandoned housing is located in the states of Mexico, Puebla, Baja California, Nuevo León, Chihuahua, and Tamaulipas.

SEDATU impulsa nueva legislación de desarrollo urbano

SEDATU promotes new legislation on urban development

April 12, 2016 | El Universal

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 toma protesta como nuevo director del Infonavit

Penchyna is sworn in as the new director of INFONAVIT

Mar 07, 2016 |

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 y UNAM otorgan premios a tesis sobre Vivienda y Desarrollo Sustentable

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

March 14, 2016 | Noticias MVS

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.

The makeover of Mexico City

February 6, 2015 | Harvard Gazette

With Harvard experts helping, clever and dynamic Mexico City is dealing with global megacity challenges like traffic and housing, and could be a template for a flexible, functioning urbanism of the future.

Universidad de Harvard asesorará al Infonavit

Abril 15, 2014 | Forbes México

Las instituciones firmaron un acuerdo que ayudará al Infonavit a hacer frente  a los retos de los trabajadores afiliados al momento de adquirir su vivienda.