Mexico City Case Study

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  • Mexico City
    • Air
      • In 2009, safe levels of pollution were exceeded on 98% of the days.
      • Limitations to carbon monoxide fumes.
      • Unburnt Petroleum Gas were trapped in the High Altitude Basin
      • Retrofitted public transport with natural gas.
      • Removal of Sulfur in Fuel and Oil.
    • Traffic
      • Due to congestion, the economy loses about $1 billion.
      • The recorded speed in the CBD is 2mph
      • Introduced a congestion charge in 2011.
      • No Driving Today Policy.
      • Double amount of asthma than rural areas.
    • Urban Dereliction
      • Many derelict buildings - unsafe + crime.
      • Brownfield Regeneration Scheme in 2007 within the Inner City.
      • 44% of housing is overcrowded as there aren't many safe houses to live in.
    • Waste
      • The Grand Cannal
        • Is an open Sewage Channel
        • Untreated sewage
      • The channel overflows in the wet season.
      • 10,000 tonnes of generated waste per day in 2009
    • Water
      • Due to long distance pumping, there is regularly leakage within the water pipes.
      • Because of land subsidence, there can be flooding.
      • It is expensive to transport water from the wetlands.
      • 70m3 is used per day.


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