Cities and States with climate initiatives: Guadalajara´s Metropolitan Area -2013
The objective of the study was to develop sustainability guidelines and recommendations for Guadalajara´s Metropolitan Area (GMA). To start off, we performed a sociodemographic and urban system diagnosis, complemented with an index estimation of urban flood risk; in addition we analyzed the institutional dynamics pertaining to Guadalajara´s Metropolitan Area.
We developed a proposal for urban governance, which included the creation of a Metropolitan Planning Institute (MPI) and a Land Management Entity (LME), which would work as a land bank to achieve long-term development. Subsequently, we estimated the risk for GMA using a flood hazard assessment as well as according to the vulnerability of the urban population.On mobility matters, management strategies for supply and demand were posed, supported by strengthening the network for air monitoring as well as solidifying monitoring and control of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). We established recommendations for improving technical and commercial operations of the water management comission, and for the consolidation of the Metropolitan System for Integrated Management of Solid Waste (Simegeris) which seeks to prevent and manage waste.
MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT