Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico, North America
 
 
Year1971latitude: 19° 39'
longitude: -99° 12'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants498,000 (2005)
Target population1,600,000
Town websitehttp://www.cizcalli.gob.mx/
Town related links
Literature- Bock; Rothenberg, 'Internal Migration Policy and New Towns: The Mexican Experience', University of Illinois Press, Urbana/Chicago/London 1979

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Cuautitlán Izcalli is a suburban development, officially founded in 1971. A location of facilities was incorporated into the design of Cuautitlán Izcalli. The location was chosen among other things because it was on the periphery of the wealthy NZT industrial zone. As an attempt to devise a 'polynuclear' city, it was intended as a pole of attraction within the metropolitan area. The hope was that the size of the city would permit it to be relatively independent within the Federal District, but at that same time enable the new community to benefit from the capital's economic expansion. Down-town Cuautitlán Izcalli was laid out as a long and narrow business and administrative area - the 'spinal column' of the city - which is flanked by the residential areas. To the east and parallel to the commercial district, the highway sets off the industrial zone. Beyond this divided highway everything was industrial except from pre-existing residential communities. Cuautitlán Izcalli means 'this is your home among the trees'.

source: Bock; Rothenberg, 'Internal Migration Policy and New Towns: The Mexican Experience', University of Illinois Press, Urbana/Chicago/London 1979

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