publication . Conference object . 2016

Social conflict in response to urban sprawl in rural areas: urban reconfiguration of the Mezquital valley as influence area of the megalopolis of Mexico City

Carrasco, Brisa; Cadena, Edel; Campos, Juan; Hinojosa, Raquel;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Centre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The urban sprawl of metropolitan areas involves complex processes of coexistence between urban and rural dynamics, the functional redefining of central urban areas and rural areas or urban-rural surrounding transition generates land conflicts. In this paper the context of Mexico City megalopolis and its expansion process, will be discussed in the new specialization of the central city to tertiary services and increasing the value of land, it has resulted in the expulsion of the industry and social housing to the increasingly distant urban periphery. The urban development by strength of small towns that surround Mexico City, has generated various social conflicts...
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free text keywords: :Urbanisme::Aspectes socials [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], Cities and towns -- Mexico -- Growth, Mexico City Metropolitan Area, Social participation, Urban sprawl, Mexico City Megalopolis, Social conflict, Mezquital Valley, Desenvolupament urbà -- Mèxic, Participació social, Àrees metropolitanes -- Mèxic -- Mèxic
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