Why is Mazatlan a world example of the New Urban Agenda?

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The port was recognized by Elkin Velásquez Molsave, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UN-Habitat

MAZATLAN.- Recognized by the greats! The port of Mazatlan was considered an example to follow on how cities should adhere to the New Urban Agenda promoted by UN-Habitat and the sustainability goals of the 2030 Agenda. 

The recognition was given by Elkin Velásquez Molsave, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean, UN-Habitat, who congratulated Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres for the new projects that are coming to transform Mazatlán.  

“In effect, Mazatlan is a concrete example of how the new urban agenda is implemented locally.” 


Velásquez Molsave pointed out that the new projects in which Mazatlán will work obey the sustainable development objectives presented by the International Habitat Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean 2022. 

“You can see a totally innovative Mazatlan, one that changes and adapts and that is being renewed to the demands of urban issues.”  

Cities in this revolution of digital transformation and in the use of artificial intelligence for cities, will have a very significant focus on the way new ecosystems are going to be created, this is how a balance point of urban transformation must be found.  

What does the New Urban Agenda include 

This was approved at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) held in Quito, Ecuador, on October 20, 2016. 

It represents a common ideal for a better and more sustainable future, in which all people enjoy equal rights and access to the benefits and opportunities that cities can offer, and in which the international community reconsiders urban systems and the physical form of our urban spaces as a means to achieve this. 

The agenda presents a paradigm shift based on the science of cities; establishes norms and principles for the planning, construction, development, management and improvement of urban areas in its five main application pillars: national urban policies, urban legislation and regulations, urban planning and design, local economy and municipal finances and local implementation. 

The Mazatlan Chapter Urban Forum was part of a series of urban forums that will be held at the national level, coordinated and led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development, UN-Habitat. 

Also, it has a universal and transversal character, where all countries participate and its objectives are interconnected with national and local policies.

Source: punto.mx, onuhabitat.org.mx,

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