Urban sprawl costs Mexico 1% of GDP – NGO study

Urban sprawl in Mexico will become unsustainable in the long term should the trend persist, a study by the World Resources Institute Mexico (WRI Mexico) warned on Wednesday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "The sum of the annual expense with families' displacement and the cost of providing public services may exceed 1% of the country's GDP each year," alerted in a statement Pablo Lazo, director of Urban Development and Accessibility of WRI Mexico.

The report "The Cost of Urban Sprawl in Mexico", presented online yesterday, noted that Mexico's main cities are at serious risk due to their expansive and disorderly growth and, should the pace continue at its current rate, spending would need to be increased by up to 244%.

The estimate was made based on four . . .

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