An Experiment in Autonomous Living | The Truth About Mexico

Categorized | Distrito Federal, Mexico

An Experiment in Autonomous Living

A post by "Editor " |

To see more posts by this author, click here.

Los Panchos: Mexico City’s Experiment in Autonomous Living – The roots of this project date back to the late ‘80s, when, in an attempt to combat housing prices that were unaffordable for millions of Mexico City’s poorest, ‘Los Panchos’ (so called for the Mexican revolutionary figure from which the community takes its name) decided to take back a piece of land. What started out as a mix of cardboard and wooden structures has since burgeoned into its own clearly-defined neighbourhood, with almost 600 families living in the tranquil, tree-lined streets.

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments are closed.

Click here to Like The Truth About Mexico on Facebook

Related Sites

Quick Takes

México's Many Layers
02/16, 4:38 am | Comments: 0
President and CEO of Softtek, Blanca Treviño writes in the Huffington Post A Fuller Picture: México’s Many Layers.  We heartily agree!

An Alternative to the "Mexico of CNN"
01/8, 4:49 am | Comments: 0
Ron Erskine of the Gilroy Dispatch wrote a piece titled “San Miguel de Allende a safe, scenic alternative to the “Mexico of CNN.” We hope you enjoy seeing San Miguel through his eyes.

A Taste of Real Mexico
01/6, 1:20 am | Comments: 0
I live in Mazatlán, and I know what a wonderful place it is.  Today I read a piece by Darren Parkman “The Traveling Canadian” about his visit to Mazatlán.  It sounds like he loves it as much as I do.  Here is his article titled A Taste or Real Mexico