Transit-Oriented Development: Mexico and Me

I will be living in Mexico City while interning with the Center for
Sustainable Transport (CTS), an NGO that researches and helps implement
transportation and urban growth policies across Mexico. As both a subject (resident) and
researcher of relatively untamed urban development, I aim to better
appreciate issues associated with such growth in light of transit-oriented development, through both an
on-the-ground and a policy-making perspective. Stated another way, I hope to undergo my own
transit-oriented development by studying this issue in the context of Mexican cities, Mexico City in particular.



Ciudad de Mexico, DIF
  • Nathan Einstein | October 15th, 2012
    Assess the monetary value of a congestion-reducing highway project and you will have to attribute a value to the time that drivers save as a result of the project. Often, the minimum wage is adopted as a rough measure of this “economic value of time...
    Nathan Einstein | July 5th, 2012
    Falling into the rhythm of daily life here, I’m beginning to get a sense of the roles that the private sector (including informal networks of citizens) plays—going the next step beyond obtusely identifying areas that the government has and hasn’t...
  • Nathan Einstein | June 18th, 2012
    Election season is in full bloom here in Mexico. Planted along distressed sidewalks, brown telephone poles are the stems of blue, aqua, yellow, and red posters proclaiming the nauseating (ad nauseam): “Together it’s possible,” “Veritable change is...
  • Nathan Einstein | June 7th, 2012
    Transportation in Mexico City reveals the best and worst of urbanism. On the one hand, the region’s vast population creates enough demand to sustain an incredible range of modal choices—a subway, a light rail, a bus rapid transit system, trolley-...