With the purpose of encouraging the encounter of social imaginaries within an inclusive and participatory context of coproduction between academia, specialists and civil society, on January 22nd, 2019, around one hundred scientists, policy and decision-makers and civil society representatives, exchanged their views on Mexico City, its current situation, challenges, and actions needed for its transformation towards a more sustainable, inclusive and fair pathway.
Convened by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Sciences and Humanities and the Institute of Biology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Knowledge Platform for Urban Transformation, Suma Urbana, Ruta Civica, and GIZ - Mexico, the exercise followed up a similar framework used in 2018 for reviewing the impacts of climate change on Mexico's urban settlements and the actions necessary to address them (in such a case, the exercise was limited to scientists, experts and practitioners; see Talanoa Mexican Dialogue).
The colloquium on the City of Mexico that we want: imaginaries, dialogue and actions for urban sustainability, with justice and equity, sought to delineate common social imaginaries around five themes, all articulated in three main axes: assessment of the current situation, alternative imaginaries, and proposals for taking action.
The report with the main findings will be published in this same space along with ten short positioning articles; two for each of the five themes (one of authorship from civil society and another from the academy).
Project coordinators: Gian Carlo Delgado Ramos (CEIICH-UNAM), Josefina Mac Gregor Anciola (Suma Urbana), Rebeca Moreno Sandoval (Ruta Cïvica), Auribel Villa Avendaño (GIZ-Mexico), and Luis Zambrano González (IB-UNAM).