The Mexican Experience in the Social Housing Sector and Programs for Green HousingElvira Schwanse*
Faculty of Architecture, UNAM, Mexico
- *Corresponding Asuthor:
- Elvira Schwanse
Faculty of Architecture
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 09, 2014; Accepted date: May 26, 2014; Published date: June 02, 2014
Citation: Schwanse E (2014) The Mexican Experience in the Social Housing Sector and Programs for Green Housing. J Archit Eng Tech 3:124. doi:10.4172/2168-9717.1000124
Copyright: © 2014 Schwanse E. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The interest in social housing in this millennium Mexico faces challenges of climate change with government and international programs to sustainable housing. Programs like "Green Mortgage" managed to massively reduce the energy consumption in housing on a national scale and were recognized as examples of good practice internationally. Since the beginning of the process of urbanization, social housing in Mexico and Latin America policies and passing through different models. The model house isolated that was built in the last decades, replicated thousands of times on the outskirts of the Mexican metropolis, defragment not only the cities but also life for Mexican families and impact negatively on their built and natural environment . Social housing, after being a successful model for the lower and middle classes in Mexico, suffered a gradual decline to become an object of speculation for the housing market? (What is the scope of the new programs for housing and more sustainable cities? Luke responsibilities and tasks can take funding and international cooperation institutions? (What responsibilities are for Mexican municipalities and its population?