Thursday, November 30, 2017

When Profit Seeking Trumps Community Building

As city populations increase across the globe, it is critical that growth is managed in a way that develops healthy, thriving communities. Unrestrained building for profit's-sake does not come without negative outcomes as outlined in this case of housing development in Mexico (Profit-Seeking Housing Development).  The consequences have important implications for community sustainability, health, and the success of local schools.

1 comment:

  1. This was terribly sad to learn about. I remember seeing all these houses while in Mexico. The communities did look nice from the outside, but it's clear that far too many corners were cut and these poor families paid dearly for what has become useless property that's even dangerous for them to live in.