In the Spring semester, 2016, 16 MIT graduate students (and one Harvard GSD student) participated in a Practicum class (taught in workshop format) focused on the development and implementation of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Mexico City. The practicum explored the relationship between the city's mass transit infrastructure and services and the planning and design of their specific urban environments. The semester-long workshop (+ 1 week over IAP) was structured in four basic parts: knowledge of the context (field study); global knowledge of TOD (in-depth case studies); application of the global knowledge to a specific Mexico City site; generalization of the application to TOD potential sites across the metropolitan area.
On December 1, 2016 6 of the participating students will present the final results at a public event in Mexico City. In anticipation of that event, Reforma newspaper carried this article.