Project Information

Title: Indicator Assessment, Hazard analysis and Urban growth modeling

Client: Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), International Community Foundation (ICF), Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA) – 2012

Project Description

As one of the first cities in the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI), La Paz served as a pilot study for the region. A coastal city in the Baja California Sur peninsula, the city experiences meteorological hazards such as flooding, as well as impacts from climate change such as sea level rise. Both hazards were incorporated into the analysis of the city, in addition to the application of the Rapid Growth Assessment Model (GA) to best understand the potential future growth patterns. These analytical results, in addition to an in-depth exploration through the application of the ESCI indicators provided a comprehensive understanding of the current state of the city (provision of services, economic vitality etc.). With this, a set of development and planning recommendations, as well as a prioritized set of investments were developed as part of the Action Plan for La Paz. This plan aids in the guidance of future investments and provides direction to local city officials as future planning decisions are applied to the region.

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