More than 75% of Latin America’s 600 million inhabitants live in cities, a record for the developing world. Bogota’s annual urbanization rate, 5.5%, is one of the highest urbanization rates in Latin America. In 1985, 70% of Bogota’s population lived in the city, compared to 30% in 1930. This migration increase has created a demand for a new downtown Bogotá.
History shows traditional urban planning strategies collapse under the quick cycle of mayors, political corruption, and other governmental inconsistencies; therefore, a bottom-up scenario needs to be utilized in future development.