Taking the government out of CDMX

Too many people and vehicles, not enough water — and then there are the earthquakes.

Like many of Earth’s megacities, the larger Mexico City gets, the more unsustainable it becomes.

The solution? Move 31 government agencies to other provinces, a process that is now underway.

After the massive quake of 1985, a single agency was moved to Aguascalientes, and the result was an economic boom in that city; proponents of decentralization say this will happen to other cities as the government transfers its operations and employees, thus energizing the national economy as a whole.

Detractors are more concerned about what will happen to the economy of Mexico City — the country’s only truly global city — as hundreds of thousands of employees and their families begin looking for new options.

Source: The Guardian

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