We live in an urban age, where cities are the growth engines of a global economy, in which they compete for the best human, technological and economic resources. In some cases, this competition has led to disorderly and unsustainable growth within metropolis; and citizens, rather than celebrating development, become concerned about the consequences. Mexico City is no exception: there is a need for systemic, ecological and holistic leadership that guarantees a viable, friendly and competitive development.

Faced with this need, CoRe Group emerged. A multidisciplinary group of local and international experts that seeks sustainable and inclusive prosperity for Mexico City, while discovering and optimizing all available opportunities.

Taking into consideration the best of the global context and recognizing local experiences and realities, CoRe proposes replicable, scalable and sustainable practices for the urban development in different areas of Mexico City in order to promote:

  • A transparent platform that fosters a culture of trust between various actors involved in the development of the city, and between the public, private and social sectors.
  • Responsible and participatory citizens, fostering an institutional architecture that improves accountability and balances responsibility and transparency.
  • The production of information and evidence on innovative practices of institutional architecture, urban regeneration, citizen participation platforms and accountability.
  • The promotion of urban management strategies such as zoning, mobility and citizen participation to generate greater social diversity, sustainable and accessible public transport, inclusive public spaces and transparent and democratic decision-making processes.

Faced with this need, CoRe Group emerged. A multidisciplinary group of local and international experts that seeks sustainable and inclusive prosperity for Mexico City, while discovering and optimizing all available opportunities.

Taking into consideration the best of the global context and recognizing local experiences and realities, CoRe proposes replicable, scalable and sustainable practices for the urban development in different areas of Mexico City in order to promote:

  • A transparent platform that fosters a culture of trust between various actors involved in the development of the city, and between the public, private and social sectors.
  • Responsible and participatory citizens, fostering an institutional architecture that improves accountability and balances responsibility and transparency.
  • The production of information and evidence on innovative practices of institutional architecture, urban regeneration, citizen participation platforms and accountability.
  • The promotion of urban management strategies such as zoning, mobility and citizen participation to generate greater social diversity, sustainable and accessible public transport, inclusive public spaces and transparent and democratic decision-making processes.

CoRe activities are tangibly visible through:

  • An annual urbanism forum (CoRe of the City) which brings together innovative public, private and civil society experts, to discuss and debate best practices and the capacity to promote innovative urban planning projects in Mexico City.
  • A Pilot Project which is a physical space that encompasses good practices of zoning, mobility, citizen participation, public space and construction;
  • The Alameda Observatory, which will serve as a space for the citizen evaluation, analysis, monitoring and proposals regarding development in the area;

Mexico City has the opportunity for urban planning to be a catalyst for solutions to the city’s problems and not a trigger for conflict. When a city engages in improved urban planning, it becomes more efficient and competitive in the national and global economic arena, in turn attracting more and better businesses and investment that will generate greater prosperity.