CNJUR: Legal agreements for conurban zones Mexico-USA

CNJUR: Legal agreements for conurban zones Mexico-USA

CNJUR International 

From the facts to the law

The border area shared by the cities of Brownsville (Texas) and Matamoros (Tamaulipas) is a clear example of international conurbation between Mexico and the United States.
It functions as a territorial, social and economic unity, sharing population, urban and environmental projects, economic interaction and common problems: a conurbation in the form. 

However, each city is governed by isolated and contradictory legal systems and instruments that do not share a common vision.
Habitat III does not consider in its preparatory documents, information about conurbation or metropolitan areas between two or more countries, when in reality these phenomena already exist between nations, and therefore requires legal attention.
CNJUR international Partner of the World Urban Campaign, UN Habitat Mexico, and the Metropolitan Planning Association of the Government of the City of Brownsville Texas, launched in January 2016 a permanent Urban Lab with the main objective of implementing actions for legal recognition of the binational urban conurbation area between Mexico and the United States. This initiative emerged from a binding international treaty, the Peace Agreement, signed by both countries in 1984.
“This will be the first urban agreement on an international conurbation in the world, which aims to take the first steps towards Habitat III International Conference” said the lawyer Pablo Aguilar, founder of CNJUR, noting that key players in the region such as the Municipal Planning Institute of Matamoros, colleges of architects and urban consular authorities in both Mexico and the United States, are supporting this initiative.

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