Develop innovation and adaptive capacity

This solution addresses need for innovation in Mexico City, Mexico for local communities

Problem Description

This pillar has the goal of increasing the capacity of CDMX to respond to dynamic, changing risks of a natural or social origin without compromising economic competitiveness and sustainable development. To build resilience, innovative processes and tools must be developed that enable government and various social and economic sectors to be aware of and understand their vulnerabilities and reduce the risks they face, particularly with respect to climate change.

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Story

"Develop innovation and adaptive capacity" is 1 of 5 strategic pillars of Mexico City's Resilience Strategy. The city faces resilience challenges on environmental, social, and economic issues, given its geographic situation, history of great social-environmental transformation, and social context. Having once been a lake, the city has become a megacity, one of the most populous on Earth. Rapid urban expansion and soaring population growth in the last few decades have added to the problems resulting from insufficient long-term planning and weak metropolitan and megalopolitan coordination, making it difficult to monitor and track important regional issues such as water management based on a long-term sustainability perspective.

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Organisations Involved

Contributed By

  • Arnoldo Matus Kramer, Chief Resilience Officer, Mexico City's Resilience Strategy
  • Daniela Torres Mendoza, Analyst, Mexico City's Resilience Strategy
  • Adriana Chávez Sánchez, Analyst, Mexico City's Resilience Strategy
  • Flavia Tudela Rivadeneyra, Analyst, Mexico City's Resilience Strategy

Solution Stage

One of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
Developing and testing3
Mix of design and implementation skills
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Service, product and process design
  • Co-design
  • User-design
  • Light-touch evaluation
  • Cost-benefit modelling
  • Randomised control trials
  • High failure rate should be an explicit expectation
  • Visible senior leadership essential
HIGH
  • Grants, convertible grants/loans
MEDIUM
A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users
Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea

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