(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Growing buildings in corn fields : urban expansion and the persistence of maize in the Toluca Metropolitan Area, Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LERNER A. (1) ; SWEENEY S. (2) ; EAKIN H. (3) ;
(1) Rutgers Univ., New York, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Arizona State University, Tempe, ETATS-UNIS


This paper discusses a study of household land-use and livelihood strategies in the Toluca Metropolitan Area, west of Mexico City, a traditional maize-growing region that has experienced rapid urban growth. It shows that maize is being abandoned to some extent as producers age and non-farm income sources surge. At the same time, some maize still persists for tradition and security as non-farm income is often volatile. The results reflect a persistence of maize in peri-urban areas of central Mexico, which should not be ignored by policy and planning


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no10 [pp. 2185-2201]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 4 tabl., 1 carte



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