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An Experiment in Autonomous Living

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An Experiment in Autonomous Living

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.

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