Mayor boasts Mazatlan as an example of a sustainable urban city at UN-Habitat World Urban Forum


Benítez Torres participated in his capacity as municipal president of Mazatlán in the 11th World Urban Forum of UN-Habitat that takes place in Poland.

MAZATLAN. – They recognized Mazatlán as a city in search of sustainability when Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres participated in the 11th UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, the main world conference on sustainable urbanization, which takes place every two years in different venues, this edition in Katowize, Poland, under the slogan “Transforming our cities for a better urban future”. 

In his participation, Benítez Torres spoke of his government’s commitment to revive strategic projects that had been forgotten for years, which are being achieved through an urban agenda as a tool to address social and development problems. 

“We launched a series of strategies, among which stand out: the urban strategy of social impact, development of road infrastructure that help sustainable urban mobility , as well as restoration and reforestation projects in municipal areas.” 

Present at this important UN-Habitat World Urban Forum were Paulina Saball, former Minister of Housing and Urbanism of Chile; Pepe Iracheta, general director of the National Institute of Sustainable Land of the Government of Mexico; Hugo Isaak, in charge of the Urban Agenda for Foreign Relations of the Government of Mexico; Héctor García Curiel, academic from the University of Guadalajara and general coordinator of the International Habitat Summit for Latin America and the Caribbean, among other personalities from different countries. 

Some in person and others, remotely, listened to the different problems and possible solutions in terms of urban development and future. 

Although the municipal president’s plans were to travel to Poland to present himself in person, his participation was virtual.


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