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Agrotechture: Strategies for Urban Agriculture in Mexico City Metropolitan Area

Part 2 Project 2022
Juan Manuel Guzzy
University of Liechtenstein | Liechtenstein
"An architecture proposal that blends agriculture within the urban environment as a response to the challenges of our finite planet.

There is an increasing demand for urgent planning and action in urban and natural areas. A pressing agenda regarding our supply of resources,
On August 22, 2020, it was declared that we as humanity had consumed the planetary resources that can regenerate in one year, in addition to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a catalyst that shook the entire human panorama.

We are experiencing the highest population growth and the most significant shift from rural to urban in our history. Currently, 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. This trend is expected to grow and is estimated to reach 68% by 2050.

In Mexico, changes are more radical; in 1950, 47% of the population lived in urban areas; by 2050, that number will rise to 90% of the population living in cities. According to population growth estimates, Mexico will have 150 million inhabitants by 2050.

On top of the COVID-19 outbreak, the growing economic, social, and political crisis in Mexico’s main metropolitan area triggered a significant change that led to office space vacancy.

Juan Manuel Guzzy


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