Walkability in Cuernavaca: Exploring the Potential of Social Mobilization for Active Living in Mexico


  • Instituto Nacional De Salud Pública


  • 32 older adults and 9 adolescents
  • High and low income Mexican neighborhoods


  • Identify how neighborhoods with different income levels may objectively define "walkability" differently 
  • Identify actionable barriers to healthy living 



  • Empowered residents to "become the solution" in areas where local decision makers may be inaccessible 
  • Bridged the generational divide among the older adults and adolescents


Goldman Rosas L, Buman MP, Castro CM, et al. Harnessing Technology and Citizen Science to Support Neighborhoods that Promote Active Living in Mexico. Journal of Urban Health, 2016.