Lauren Villagran has written for the Associated Press, Dallas Morning News and Christian Science Monitor, among other publications. Based in Mexico City, she has covered the Mexican capital’s renaissance and the country’s struggle with an ongoing drug war, all while marveling at Mexico’s millennial culture. She holds a degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
The Rise and Stalls of BRT in Mexico City and Beyond
- Learn how Mexico City overcame its "anarchic" transit system to become a world leader in bus rapid transit.
- Find out what the future holds for cities like Chicago, San Francisco and especially Cleveland that have an eye on true BRT progress.
- Meet the players who want to help take Mexico City's BRT system to the next level.
As Mexico City Modernizes, A Debate Emerges: Who Owns the Trash?
- Learn about the politics behind Mexico's decision to close one of the largest landfills in the world.
- Read about one of Mexico City's largest — and most elusive — economic engines: trash.
- Explore the environmental legacy of internationally recognized Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard.