Urban Development Department
The management was based on the fact that the community itself must be the engine of transformation, care and improvement of the physical and social environment in which they live. Hence, the rehabilitation of public spaces that we promote, focused on architectural and work quality, becomes a means to strengthen the capacities of the neighbors, seeking to generate agents of change.
Pintemos México, a program for strengthening and community participation, as well as the recovery of public space in which mural painting and façade painting workshops are held, inviting the community to improve the urban image of its housing complex and to appropriate public space. It is developed from participatory workshops during which the concepts of urban art are introduced and various mural painting techniques are taught by artists specialized in participatory projects.
The Physical Regeneration program seeks to promote the reactivation of the urban environment, it was implemented in three housing complexes in the country:
Los Fresnos in Tepic, Nayarit; Polígono 108 in Mérida, Yucatán; and 1° e Mayo in Oaxaca, Oaxaca.
More than 30 years old, the three housing complexes presented a high level of physical and social deterioration.
Retrofitting housing projects
The program arises from the commitment 200 of the Ex President of the Republic, Enrique Peña Nieto, in order to increase the quality of life of the inhabitants of the housing units in the CDMX, through attention to the needs for improvement and physical rehabilitation of common areas, seeking to promote community development in a sustainable way.
Infonavit was the institution in charge of coordinating the execution of the program, in which the Government of the Federal District, the Delegation Headquarters, Conavi, the Federal Mortgage Society and Fovi participated actively.
The program promotes participation and social commitment to build communities that, by themselves, are capable of solving their needs and improving the place in which they live. To achieve this, community development programs and improvement of common spaces at neighborhood level were implemented in the 32 states of the Republic.
Urban and social regeneration
During the last decades, some of the developments financed by Infonavit have suffered from a phenomenon of housing and significant abandonment; Until 2012, 243,784 abandoned homes were identified, of which 45,994 had a grant date between 2010 and 2012.
The Urban and Social Regeneration strategy seeks to reverse and prevent the abandonment process of homes financed by the Institute through physical intervention projects, generated from participatory design.