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City Lab Saltillo at the Sustainable Cities Meeting in Mexico City

City Lab Saltillo at the Sustainable Cities Meeting in Mexico City

The 8th of November, Gabriela de Valle (IMPLAN), Carmina Villarreal (IMPLAN) and Eduardo Santillan (Tecnologico de Monterrey) presented the pilot project of the City Lab Saltillo “Restoration and Integration of Blue-Green Infrastructure” at the Sustainable Cities Meeting in Mexico City.  MGI’s project was selected among 140 proposals for the poster exhibition at the event for its methodology and application of nature-based solutions.
Two women and a man in formal clothes stand in front of a poster.
Gabriela de Valle, Carmina Villareal and Eduardo Santillán (left to right) from the City Lab Saltillo present the pilot project. | Image: MGI

An event to promote climate action in Mexico

The Sustainable Cities Meeting was convened by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) Mexico and the International Climate Initiative (IKI).  It seeks to promote a space for the exchange of innovative solutions for climate action and urban resilience. Fostering the cooperation and synergy between the public and private sectors, civil society, academia and youth to strengthen public action in Mexico is also a central goal.

MGI and City Lab Saltillo as examples of sustainable urban transformation

The MGI pilot project in Saltillo “Restoration and Integration of Blue-Green Infrastructure” integrates natural and semi-natural elements in its design and is the result of studying the city with the Morgenstadt methodology. It is based on quantitative analysis, interviews, and workshops with experts from the public, private and academic sector. This ensures that the project is adapted to local needs and accepted by the community.

Nature-based solutions integrated into the design bring environmental, hydric, and recreational benefits. Thus, the MGI pilot project is contributing to urban resilience and the mitigation of the effects of climate change in the city of Saltillo.

Learn more about MGI’s project in Saltillo here.

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