Visions of Vibrancy: Mexico City

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The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known cosmopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities such as Jacksonville, which have struggled with embracing walkability. If we look hard enough, we may realize that this type of view should be challenged. Despite the diversity around the globe, all lively cities, downtowns, and urban cores have something in common: being pedestrian friendly. Today, we take a look at the streets of Mexico City.



Roma and Condesa

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Roma and Condesa are considered to be artsy, bohemian neighborhoods straddling Av. Insurgentes just east of Bosque de Chapultepec and south of Zona Rosa. Dating back to the 1920's, Parque Mexico (Mexico Park) is considered the centerpiece of the neighborhood, and is home to many European features including fountains, ponds and walkways and an open-air theater. Visit Mexico offers more information for exloring this tranquil area characterized by its tree lined streets and public plazas.

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Coyoacán

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Coyoacán is a pre-Hispanic area of town that remained independent of Mexico City until 1857. Despite being engulfed by Mexico City's growth in the mid-20th century, much of Coyoacán's narrow streets, architecture and plazas remain, making it a must see destination. Free daily walking tours of Coyoacán are provided by Estacion Mexico.

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