Project “Chapultepec Forest: Nature and Culture”

Ministry of Culture of Mexico Government of Mexico City
Government of Mexico City
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Chapultepec Forest Cultural Project, currently under development by the Mexican Government through the Ministry of Culture in conjunction with the Local Government of Mexico City, constitutes an ecological, urban and cultural intervention program whose purpose is to connect the 800 hectares that comprise the four sections of the forest to transform them into one of the largest spaces for cultural recreation and social integration in the world, in benefit of the population of Mexico. It is considered as a priority project for the Mexican Government.
The Action Plan of this project, the largest biocultural park in the country, will be coordinated by the Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco.
The Master Plan for the Chapultepec Cultural Forest, to be released shortly, will be guided by the principles of permaculture, which are care of the land, care of the people and fair distribution. According to these principles, the proposal is ecologically respectful, socially responsible and economically viable. The Plan reaffirms the original vocation of Chapultepec as a spring and public forest, substantially enriching all its strata, multiplying the environmental potential, strengthening and increasing green areas; and doubles its cultural offer, diversifying its public spaces.
The project for Chapultepec will be consolidated by the collaboration of institutions, specialists and managers, integrating the demands of associations and groups and individuals who have expressed their proposals, turning it into a participatory process where everyone is reflected.
The Master Plan has been prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, the government of Mexico City, the Ministry of National Defense and the Presidency of the Republic, and with the support of multiple national and international experts on environmental restoration, infrastructure urban, history, archeology and other specialized areas. It is conceived as a dynamic project, one that will be done at the pace that circumstances allow and adapting to changing realities. It defines the layers of Connectivity (mobility and accessibility), Environmental Restoration, Cultural Nodes and Complementary Projects.
As part of this project, the opening of Los Pinos to the public brought an opportunity to articulate the Chapultepec Forest project.
This place was for eighty-four years the official residence of the country's presidents, and derived from a presidential decree, on December 1, 2018, it was transformed into Los Pinos Cultural Complex (CCLP), with the aim of transforming the historic site of exercise of power in a meeting space for various artistic and cultural manifestations, through innovative, inclusive programming, with a focus on respect for diversity; but, above all, of recognition and participation of the Mexican people.
The opening of the CCLP has allowed its cultural offer to join that of the Chapultepec Forest, with a free and wide-ranging program including exhibitions, artistic presentations, workshops, and guided tours. In this way, it seeks to be a space where the full exercise of the cultural rights of all Mexicans is encouraged. It has become a space to bring the whole society closer to cultural and artistic expressions in its different disciplines.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Culture of Mexico and agencies of the cultural sector
Public Sector
Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA)
Public Sector
Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT)
Public Sector
Ministry of Welfare (BIENESTAR)
Public Sector
Government of Mexico City and local government agencies
Public Sector
Citizen Governing Council of Bosque de Chapultepec
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Pro Bosque de Chapultepec Trust
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Prioridades transversales
Climate Change