PARTICIPATORY FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN MEXICO CITY
A Literature Review and Case Study
In the context of rapid urbanization and the increasing intensity of flood events in metropolitan areas such as Mexico City, the urban poor became particularly vulnerable to flood hazards. Hence, it is a timely manner to implement inclusive strategies for flood risk management. This study aims to fill the gap in understanding the present conditions, risks, and responses to flood hazards in Mexico City from a people-centered perspective. The paper draws on a purposive literature review and case study approach to explore how public policy can involve community-level actors in flood risk management and thereby, promote long-term sustainability. The findings show that policymakers can shift from technocratic to participatory resilience strategies by investing in generic capacity-building and poverty alleviation with geographic literacy and technological flood control innovations.