Mexico City | February 2006

Around the globe cities are being confronted with an expansion beyond their administrative boundaries, the formation of vast metropolitan regions, and local authorities being outgrown. Today, the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City is made up of the 16 boroughs of the Federal District, 58 municipalities of the State of Mexico, and one from the State of Hidalgo. Its 18 million inhabitants is almost equally divided between the Federal District and the State of Mexico. The challenges of growth and the challenges of integrated infrastructures and governance were the focus of the fourth Urban Age conference in 2006.