Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Picture A Day - Mexico in February 2010 - February 17th

One of my favorite feeds on Twitter is "The Mexico City News." This feed, written in English, is similar to "The Onion," and offers sarcastic commentary on DF events presented as if it were actual news. One of their most constant targets is the Mayor, Marcelo Ebrard, a man who never has shied away from the spotlight. He'll probably run for President in two years, and he hates when there are days that Mexico City is not setting some of world record. But, to his credit, he has accomplished a lot in terms of environmental issues.

One of the best things to happen to the city is the Metrobus. I just joined a tennis club and I ride the Metrobus every time I go there. The bus, which has its own lane, improves travel times and is much less intrusive on the environment than the number of mini-buses that were operating before. It's still a popular myth that Mexico City is the world's most polluted city. In this report released last fall, it isn't even in the top 10. To honor DF on the implementation of the Metrobus, Harvard recently awarded Mexico City with the 2009 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership.

The Stilings are well affiliated with Harvard. I'm practically the most distinguished researcher at their Center for International Development. My uncle was a featured usher at the 2008 commencement. Oh, and uh, for what it's worth, my sister actually went there (showoff).

Naturally, there are now posters at every stop informing residents of this prize.

Here's the link to the rest of the album.

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