Staying a Step Ahead: Institutional Flexibility in the Rehabilitation of Social Housing in Oaxaca, Mexico

Location: Graduate School of Design | Gund Hall, Room 112

Officials from Fundación Hogares and the Mexican National Workers' Housing Fund Institute (Infonavit) will join GSD Urban Planning and Design faculty and students in a discussion of planning and design strategies deployed to address the growing problems of housing abandonment in Mexico.

Using a focus on a social housing development in Oaxaca, the panel will address the conditions that made it possible for national government officials, urban designers, community development professionals, and housing policy advocates to push forward an experiment in policy innovation via on-the-ground implementation.

Paulina Campos
CEO, Fundación Hogares

Surella Segú
Former Head of Office of Urban Development, Infonavit

Emiliano García
Principal Architect, Taller de Operaciones Ambientales

Diane Davis
Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism;
Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard GSD

Chris Herbert
Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies