- INFONAVIT, Institute of the National Housing Fund for Workers
The access of all people to housing and adequate basic services, safe and affordable and the need to place housing as an integrating element of urban planning have been highlighted by both the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda as priority elements for achieve sustainable development of the countries. In Mexico, the urban population will increase from 71.6% in 2010 to 83.2% in 2030, which will make urbanization one of the main transformative trends of the coming decades, posing enormous challenges and opportunities for sustainability in housing, infrastructure, basic services, social integration, among others. Considering these challenges and the relevance of the Institute, being the largest mortgage lender in Latin America, Infonavit proposes housing as the central and integrating element in the compliance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the New Urban Agenda. Thus, the project demonstrates the commitment of the Institute in the promotion of integrated housing approaches that incorporate the location of affordable, accessible, efficient, safe, resilient, well-connected and well-located housing, paying special attention to the proximity factor and the strengthening of the spatial relationship with the rest of the urban fabric and the nearby functional spheres. Based on the City Prosperity Index (CPI) of UN-Habitat, the project seeks to establish indicators and monitoring mechanisms as guidelines and reference tools on the quality of housing and the urban environment in the cities of Mexico. In addition, the project seeks to highlight the impact of the housing sector on the SDGs, unveil the state of housing in Mexico and its opportunities and challenges for compliance with the 2030 Agenda. The event represents an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about the role of housing in complying with global Agendas, share the results achieved, the challenges faced and the lessons learned so far by this ambitious project.