I did an interview with a good friend I met through my host, Fernando Díaz Enciso in Mexico City, Manuel Luis Labra that was featured on the blog Polis. Manuel was directly involved in the design and implementation of a city-wide neighbourhood improvement initiative known as Programa Comunitario Mejoramiento Barrial – Community Neighbourhood Improvement Programme. It’s an excellent programme, model, and has already had great impact in the 9 years it has been running. As he said to me, ‘mejorar un barrio significa muchas cosas’ – improving a neighbourhood represents many things.
Find out more details about the programme on Polis, and on how Manuel and his colleagues plan to extend their impact in the future.