The Social Construction of Mexico City: Political Conflict and Urban Development, 1950-1966


Mexico City is practically the world's largest city, and its enormity is evident in the sprawl, traffic congestion, pollution, and urban service scarcities that plague its residents. In a scant three decades between 1940 and 1970, the population of Mexico City proper increased 345 percent, while the metropolitan area as a whole grew by 424 percent.