Mexico City is one of the largest and most diverse cities on the continent. It is home to a staggering cultural diversity, but it continues to struggle with inequality and division. It depends on a gigantic—but fragile—network of physical infrastructure.

Mexico City is the eighth largest urban economy in the world—a dynamic urban agglomeration, a booming motor of growth and creativity bursting with civic talent; a megalopolis capable of imagining and implementing ideas that can be applied across the world, in cities that will likely face similar problems in the future; a city that is the cumulative sum of microhistories, a territory of possibilities and future realities.

A Creative City is one that cultivates the creative capital of its citizens to mobilize ideas and solve problems in new and improved ways. By “creativity” we mean an individual characteristic related to knowledge: the capacity that people have for creating ideas, concepts, dynamics, and relationships.

The Creative City nourishes creativity to make it one of the principal inputs of development. It transforms cultural diversity and citizen talent into a common good that generates broad-based development. Within its distinctive framework, a Creative City generates new venues for interaction that strengthen communication and diversity across many sectors of society, establishing the essential conditions for creativity to thrive.

In the same way, a Creative City provides opportunities for citizens to become participants in the understanding, growth, and transformation of their city, making it a living and contemporary space rich with opportunity—that is to say, a truly comprehensive city.

People take risks and strive to reimagine and design improvements in the city around them, consolidating communities and increasing their capacity, fixing their imagination on shared solutions. The city is responsible for its own transformation; it creates a present and future making use of its own resources and talent. In a Creative City, imagination isn’t just a light, but a fundamental tool for development.

Mexico City’s culture and and creativity of Mexico City are a matter of pride. The latter combines the various expressions that create the diversity of the city. It could be said that we Mexicans are born naturally creative and get stronger through experience and context; the creative capacity that merges the city and its citizens is undeniable. However, the conditions necessary to exercising and sustaining this creativity are far from ideal.

Mexico City, Creative City, means arming the existing conditions of creativity to create even better ones; to construct a city in which ideas have an equitable relationship with their markets with the aim of converting culture and creativity into yardsticks of a sustainable city. May creative thinking be elevated, may artists and creators continue to be sources of great work, and may that translate into urban, social, and cultural improvements.

Now more than ever it is important to understand Mexico City as a Creative City.

Hotel de Cortés
Boutique hotel situated across from the Alameda Central, just 200 meters away from the conference site.
Address: Av. Hidalgo 85, Cuauhtémoc, Col. Centro, C.P. 06300, Ciudad de México, México
Telephone: (01 55) 5518 2181

Chaya B&B Boutique
Boutique bed & breakfast located next to the conference site.
Address: Doctor Mora 9, piso 3, Cuauhtémoc, Col. Centro, C.P. 06050, Ciudad de México, México
Telephone: (01 55) 5512 9074

Hotel Fontán Reforma
Executive hotel located along the city’s main avenue, Paseo de la Reforma, just 250 meters from the conference site.
Address: Av. Paseo de la Reforma 24, Cuauhtémoc, Col. Centro, C.P. 06040, Ciudad de México, México
Telephone: (01 55) 5002 6300

One Ciudad de México Alameda
Executive hotel located 300 meters from the conference site.
Address: Av. Juárez 88, Col. Centro, C.P. 06600, Ciudad de México, México
Telephone: (01 55) 5130 0030

Hotel Hilton Mexico City Reforma
Executive hotel located less than 200 meters from the conference site.
Address: Av. Juárez 70, Col. Centro, C.P. 06010, Ciudad de México, México
Telephone: (01 55) 5130 5300

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