Guadalajara is one of five Mexican cities chosen to benefit from Future Cities (Ciudades del Futuro), an initiative that forms part of the Prosperity Fund Programme sponsored by the British Embassy in Mexico City.
According to a recent press release, Future Cities combines the input of experts in the field of sustainable mobility to provide solutions to help cities become more “resilient, secure and inclusive, especially for women and children.”
The organizations aligned with Future Cities are PricewaterhouseCoopers, Steer, El Instituto de Recursos Mundiales, El Instituto de Politicas para el Transporte y el Desarrollo and C230.
The first stage of the project – to be coordinated with municipal governments – will involve the development of 24 potential projects in five cities: Hermosillo, Mexico City, Monterrey, Queretero and Guadalajara. These will be evaluated by experts, and nine selected for funding, the press release states.
Under the British Embassy Prosperity Fund Programme, 60 million pounds has been allocated for Mexico until 2023 to be invested in five sectors: energy, financial services, future cities, education and business environment.