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