Programa de Mejoramiento Urbano/Vertiente de Mejoramiento Integral de Barrios, 2020

Last Updated
30 March 2021
Start Date
1 March 2020
Completion Date
1 March 2021

Action Implemented

Improve the living conditions of low-income communities and neighborhoods with high rates of violence and marginalization, rehabilitating public spaces and housing, in addition to providing legal certainty in the property of individuals. The Program consists of 3 different types of support: 1) Integral Improvement of Neighborhoods, 2) Regularization and legal certainty, 3) Promotion of urban, metropolitan, and territorial planning (PUMOT). The area reported is Integral Improvement of Neighborhoods, including urban equipment and public spaces, community participation, mobility and connectivity, infrastructure, and urban design.

Outcomes and Expected Impact

Two hundred fifty-six projects were completed corresponding to 98 urban design projects and services related to the work; 116 urban equipment and public space work; 42 street pedestrianization works, construction and renovation of integral streets and complete streets.

Sustainability and Scalability

The projects' design includes elements of sustainability, in addition to the fact that the areas of SEDATU in charge of reviewing their design and execution have been trained in green infrastructure. The projects implemented are replicable but will always take into account the cities' geographic and cultural particularities where they are implemented.

Innovative and Cultural Aspects

The Program prioritizes projects that promote equality between women and men. It has Terms of Reference for the contracting of executive projects, which establish that construction companies must comply with the following: - Implement hiring programs with a gender perspective for construction work; include differentiated bathrooms; guarantee that 30% of the personnel working on-site are women performing "typically male" activities and; implement training and workshops for men on topics related to new masculinities to promote an environment of respect and equality in the workspace. - Establish criteria so that the project proposal is made with a gender perspective and include, among other elements: participatory design, orientation, good visibility, and social control, adequate and sufficient lighting, sanitary equipment, areas for the elderly, active first floors, and consider universal design criteria.

Lessons Learned


Social Inclusion

The Operating Rules of the Urban Improvement Program 2020 establish community participation through the figure of the Community Committee, which is a citizen participation group composed of inhabitants of the communities where interventions of Public Spaces and Urban Infrastructure are developed, democratically elected in a general assembly, and with honorary participation, which aims to act and become actively involved, through community activities and social proposals, during the phases of planning, management, monitoring, evaluation of activities and activation of the spaces. The main attributions and responsibilities of the Community Committee shall be aimed at promoting the establishment and fulfillment of collective objectives and goals based on the works and actions generated by the Urban Improvement Program.

Key Dates

Start year: 2020

Title of outcome document

Abu Dhabi Declared Actions

Associated with the Outcome Document

The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum

Name of Organization

Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores

Focal Point

Name : Diego de León Segovia

Type of Organization

Local and Regional Government

Initiative Location

Region : North America

Your initiative is contributing to

Promote sustainable urban development and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda at regional and local levels

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

New Urban Agenda Commitments

Sustainable Urban Development for Social Inclusion and Ending Poverty