By Jurgen Ahlers
Available in Spanish (Read below)
San Miguel de Allende (SMA) prides itself on being a World Heritage Site. It could also become an “eco-city,” joining a global network of cities that have taken bold steps to transition from depleting resources into thriving sustainable townships. The World Bank defines eco-cities as “cities that enhance the wellbeing of citizens and society through integrated urban planning and management that harness the benefits of ecological systems and protect and nurture these assets for future generations.” Becoming an eco-city would require a strong environmental plan and the will of the people, who need to voice their growing concerns to safeguard a healthier, more promising San Miguel by addressing the growing climate crisis and its effect on our city.