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A Series of Talks with Tito Alegría



Wednesdays @ 5:30pm in Camino Hall 43

September 26 | October 17 | October 24


Tito Alegría is an urbanist who specializes in the analysis of cities, particularly along the Mexico-US Border.

Alegría’s research spans across many urban spheres, contributing to a discourse that focuses on the development of cities on the border. This discourse includes questions of land use in Mexican cities, and the socioresidential segregation in Latin American Cities. Within these themes, Alegría has conducted research projects on urban growth, trans-border labor, commercial sub-centers, intra-urban service infrastructure, urban segregation, normalizing land-use, inner city land use, and urban integration of migrant work force.

Alegría has published three books and many articles and academic
papers delivered internationally in Mexico, US, Dominican Republic, Italy, Peru, Switzerland, France, England, and Chile. His last book is entitled: “Metropolis Transfronteriza: Revision de la Hipotesis y Evidencias de Tijuana, Mexico, y San Diego, Estados Unidos” and is plublished by Editorial Miguel Ángel Porrúa and El COLEF (2009).

Alegría is a member of the editorial board of the journals Ciudades, Red Nacional de Investigacion Urbana (RNIU) and Frontera Norte (COLEF).

Alegría is an active participant in UNESCO’s SSIIM Professorship for Social and Spatial Inclusion of International Migrants, coordinated by the University of Venice.

Alegría has been a consultant to numerous local governments in Mexico, and to the HABITAT program of the United Nations, who commissioned a report on Tijuana by Alegría within the larger RECM (Report on the State of Cities in the World, 2012). Currently, Alegría is part of a group of researchers that is evaluating the impact of the program Habitat of SEDESOL.