Enable openness and participation
The Laboratory for the City is the experimental and creative area of the government of Mexico City. It was the first government laboratory in Latin America, and the first in a megapolis. Since 2013, the Lab has become a space of confluences, debates and dialogues, a laboratory of ideas in which citizens, civil society, academy and government meet to reflect on the city, and then take joint actions.
Based on different methodologies, initiatives and axes of work, new models of citizen participation are explored to find creative ways to solve the challenges of one of the largest megalopolis in the world, as well as investigate their potential and their possible urban futures. The Laboratory starts from the certainty that citizen talent is one of the most underutilized resources of a society, that political imagination is fundamental, and that joint experimentation is necessary.
Currently, the LabCDCX focuses its efforts on six axes that summarize both their agenda and ethos:
Public Administration Bodies of Mexico City, Citizens
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