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Megaby at the breaking point

The UN Commission on Sustainable Development wants increased focus on the world's metropolitan environments. In Mexico City, the world's largest metropolitan area, the consequences of this entire environmental foundation are threatened.

[mexico city] Almost 20 years ago, one of history's most powerful earthquakes shook Mexico City. More than ten thousand people were killed and the population is still struggling with the aftermath. The quake came to represent a new era in the city's history, where it turned out that it was more than the forces of nature that operated in uncontrolled forms.

As a result of explosive urbanization during the latter half of the 1900th century, Mexico City's scope has only increased and increased, without city planners being able to retain the necessary control. Illegal and irregular districts are parasitizing in the core areas, and have been allowed to develop almost freely in the shadow of better-off parts of the city. No one has made sure to facilitate sanitary conditions, water supply and sewage drainage. No one has taken responsibility for connecting the districts to the public sector. . .

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