Social Division of Space: Between Tertiarization and the Real Estate Market

Authors: Enrique Pérez-Campuzano*, Instituto de Geografía, Laura Alejandra Garrido-Rodríguez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco
Topics: Economic Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Land Use
Keywords: real estate, economic growth,
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Jackson, Marriott, 5th Floor
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Mexico city is passing through an important change: the recuperation of the downtown and some other areas. The main challenge in this sense is to promote urban renewal without segregation. Nevertheless, the plans to incentive economic growth in some areas have create new forms of segration. Real Estate is the main factor through this process works. Small, medium and large enterprises are pressing to land use change. Poor people and middle class are expeled.
On the other hand, a new middle class is arriving to the downtown. This middle class is related to new ways of life and more "global" and the same time incentive the economic transformation of those areas.
Both processes (economic restructuring and the presence of new middle class) incentive new patterns of segregation in Mexico City.

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