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Land deals in peri-urban Mexico City: A rush for land among private sector developers, poor quality social housing, and major urban sprawl

Similar to other large metropolitan cities in the Global South, Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA) has a population characterized by a high percentage of poor people and faces the problem of providing adequate and affordable housing to such lower-income groups, while at the same time containing excessive urban sprawl. From the beginning of the ‘90s, the Mexican government started to place more emphasis on its social housing policy to improve the housing situation of the urban poor. The outcome of this policy is mildly put ‘unfortunate’: a rush for land among private sector developers around MCMA, poor quality social housing, and major urban sprawl. Read the blog by Wieke Smit here: http://www.landgovernance.org/blog/land-deals-in-peri-urban-mexico-city-a-rush-for-land-among-private-sector-developers-poor-quality-social-housing-and-major-urban-sprawl/

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