La Loma Larga

Mexican cities today exhibit a high degree of socio-economic inequality.

This is most apparent in the eruption of gated communities, as private developers begin to develop housing for affluent families within areas of the city previously associated with low socioeconomic factors. High and low income groups are set side by side in an atmosphere of fear and mutual distrust, creating a sense of dislocation within the fabric of the city. La Loma Larga seeks to question this development process, using the industrial city of Monterrey as a case study. Using a parametric process to handle large amounts of data, alternatives developments of the city are mapped out, in which the city is allowed to evolve without hard borders or segregation.

Aalto University

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