Do Mexican Cities Sprawl? Housing-Finance Reform and Changing Patterns of Urban Growth

@article{Monkkonen2011DoMC,
  title={Do Mexican Cities Sprawl? Housing-Finance Reform and Changing Patterns of Urban Growth},
  author={Paavo Monkkonen},
  journal={Urban Geography},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={406 - 423}
}
This study documents a recent, dramatic change in urban growth patterns in Mexico. Using information from housing developers, satellite imagery, census archives, and administrative records on mortgage lending, it contrasts the growth patterns generated by new large-scale developments of tract housing built under an expanding housing-finance system with those of incrementally built, "self-help" housing. In a series of regression models, the growing areas of cities with a larger share of new… 

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