Monterrey’s Resilience Journey
Monterrey is the second largest metropolitan area in Mexico and the largest and most prominent city in the northern region of the country.
It is one of the economic engines of Mexico and is home to some of the most important Mexican enterprises, industries and is a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in Latin America.
While the city’s economy is thriving, it faces complex challenges that are being exacerbated by the effects of climate change. Water scarcity has been one of the most acute problems in recent times and extreme heat waves have intensified in the past years.
As in many cities in the region, Monterrey is part of a wider metropolis. Finding solutions and implementing policies that affect and involve the wider metropolitan area has been a challenge. The city is now ready to push for the adoption of resilience initiatives for enhanced metropolitan coordination. Aware of both its strengths and weaknesses, Monterrey is currently working on creating the city’s resilience strategy coordinated by its Planning Institute and in close coordination with the authorities in the State of Nuevo Leon.
Edgar Olaiz Ortíz
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