he largest and fastest growing city on the American continent is the focus of the first of the Praxis issues dedicated to a case study of a particular city. Mexico City presents a unique opportunity to investigate issues facing all American cities including sprawl, infrastructure, transportation, and housing. A number of firms whose work is little known outside their own country are responding to these urban issues with innovative solutions, inextricably linked to the larger project of the city.
Mexico City: Projects from the Megacity, features the written and built work of architects whose projects and ideas impact the cultural, climactic, and political landscape of Mexico City. These projects examine the role of design at multiple scales, measuring the complex relationship between architecture and the urban condition at the beginning of the 21st century. Included are projects from Alberto Kalach, Mauricio Rocha Iturbide, Enrique Norten, Javier Sanchez, Luis
Vicente Flores, and Isaac Broid along with essays by Jose Castillo, Richard Plunz and Inaki Echevveria, Luis Carranza and Alejandro Hernandez Galvez.