UCL Alumni


Tren Maya: High Hopes and Contested Development in the Yucatan Peninsula

22 October 2021, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Photo of a woman, two children and a dog from a community affected by the Tren Maya railway project

Join the UCL Mexican Alumni Association and UCL experts to explore the Tren Maya Mega-project, Latin America’s largest railway infrastructure project under construction.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Alumni Relations Team

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This event is hosted by alumnus Jair Eridan Cabrera Padilla (UCL MSc Urban Economic Development 2016), Advisor at the Ministry of Economic Development of Mexico City.

The two guest speakers are UCL experts researching the Tren Maya.

  • Sofia Fernández Posada de la Mora (UCL MSc Development Administration and Planning 2020), Strategic Operations Manager at Cultivo
  • Étienne von Bertrab, UCL Lecturer at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit

Learn about the beginning of a long-term research project (4-5 years) for UCL’s MSc Overseas Practice Experience – including some initial findings and learnings from the first fieldtrip carried out virtually to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

An open dialogue with participants is encouraged, so please bring your thoughts and questions.

This is also a great networking opportunity to connect with UCL alumni in Mexico.

The event will take place at 11am Zona Centro | 5pm BST