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Growth of the urban area. Monitoring 2023


Xochimilco sees inappropriate changes in land use, such as the construction of residential houses and businesses in the chinampas, as well as the invasion of canals to convert them into streets or chinampa extensions.

This transgression to the chinampero system resulted in the disorderly growth of the population that produces practices such as the discharge of black and gray water directly into the canals.


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Monitoring 2019/2023

In this area "el ranchito" is the chinampas polygon, it is estimated that it has lost approximately 50 thousand meters of chinampas. 

This irregular urban growth has indiscriminately occupied the conservation land, damaging not only the land but the flora and fauna unique to the characteristics of the region, this caused by the irregular sale of small property and ejidos and communal property with the expectation of being regularized before the authorities. 

dairy basin

The “Ejidos de Xochimilco and San Gregorio Atlapulco” area was decreed as a Protected Natural Area on May 7 and 11, 1992 in the Official Gazette of the Federation and has an area of 2,522.4 hectares. It is an area made up of the chinampera and ejidal zone of the towns of Xochimilco and San Gregorio, as well as the chinampera zone of the town of San Luis Tlaxialtemalco.

The city grows

According to UNAM monitoring, 87 irregular settlements were identified in the territory. They are considered this way, because they are located on ecological conservation land, land use with zoning where residential use is prohibited.  In them, 24,467 homes were identified, of which 12,154 have services, 14,248 are inhabited and 10,219 are uninhabited, which has caused great pressure on agricultural lands, which do not have significant support to produce.


Analysis of the state of ecological conservation of the Chinampero lake system of the surface recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in Xochimilco, Tláhuac and Milpa Alta
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