Carlos Mancilla

Students

mexico

13 August 2018
Ph.D. Student
Urban and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de México A.C.

The case study in which I collaborate analyzes youth transgression in urban public space and the discourses and regulatory practices aimed at such transgression, through the ethnographic study of recent efforts to regularize and formalize public transportation in Mexico City. The focus is mainly on young drivers of so-called peseros or microbuses, who are famous for, among other things, reckless and illegal behavior, such as regularly exceeding speed limits and disobeying driving rules or regulations.

Keywords: Sustainable urban mobility; public transport; youth transgression; urban public space.

Supervisors: Veronica Crossa and Alejandra Leal Martínez

CASE STUDIES

Peseros and the sustainable mobile city

mexico

This case aims to analyze both youth transgression in urban public space, and the regulatory discourses and practices directed at such transgression, through an ethnographic study of recent projects and efforts to regularize and formalize public transport in Mexico City. “Peseros,” or privately run small buses, are infamous in the city for, among other things, […]