Last week, Mexico City was in the crosshairs of the infrastructure industry as the newly-elected Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum announced that the state government is revising the capital’s megaprojects. Internationally, a debate arose on the possibility of a “zen mode” in car-sharing apps and the New York City subway was labelled as the most inaccessible for wheelchairs in the US.

Our interviewee of the week Lyman Daniels, President of CBRE evaluates Mexico’s office, commercial and industrial spaces and analyzes how the election results will impact these sectors.

Mexico

In an effort to become more transparent, authorities made public information on the origin and assignation of resources that are being used for the reconstruction of buildings affected by the 19S earthquake.

Reforma Avenue is a prime real estate location in Mexico City and as space to develop in it is becoming increasingly illusive and those that have snatched up the space need to go further to stand out from the crowd. Find out about the treasures contained in the Chapultepec Uno skyscraper, to be inaugurated in 2019.

Considering that Mexico City’s Water system is over 110 years old, Claudia Sheinbaum stated that she will launch tenders to modernize the tubing system and improve the distribution of water in the capital as of Dec. 5, 2018.

International

The New York City subway was found to be the most inaccessible in the US for wheelchair users. A report states that this has a “big economic impact on the whole city.”

Lyft executive, Casey Newton, began a debate on the possibility of a “zen mode” in the application to allow passengers ability to mute small talk during rides. But some question the issues such a setting would imply for both passengers and drivers.

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