Challenges for Building Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries
(Sustainable Urban and Metropolitan Development)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
The results and attempts to implement sustainable urban policies in developing countries are not always successful, due to different interpretations of the concept of sustainability, as well as the problems that local governments face with their public management systems. In this context, the goal of the panel is to analyze some significant urban problems in Mexico (related to governance, metropolitan collaboration, local policies, and public safety), and discuss the main challenges that Mexican cities face to be sustainable (from a social, economic, and environmental view).