"Many times we in Mexico are very focused on our local problems, in the historical moment that we are living in. The Urban Planning LAB provides new approaches to our challenges. What we try to do in the Urban Planning LAB is to think, to conceptualize and make plans, but most important to bring the plans on the ground, to make them happen in order to create a better quality of life and to have less differences between social classes for example"
Ernesto Betancourt, Director General for Projects, Construction and Infrastructure of the Public Space Authority of Mexico City
Related Sustainable Development Goals
Donors and partners
The LAB develops tailored partnerships for the definition and implementation of multi-scalar projects and programmes. Through participatory approaches, the LAB facilitates integration across institutional departments, different levels of government and civil society. The LAB connects governments with a diverse range of partners relevant to the different phases of the project cycle to develop tangible, realistic and impactful projects and programmes. By linking multilateral banks and financiers to transformative and feasible projects, financing mechanisms are identified that support implementation. The active building of partnerships between different experts, professionals, knowledge and academic partners, allows the LAB to provide suitable, evidence-based technical assistance and support to governments.