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BASSOLS RICARDEZ, Mario y ESPINOSA CASTILLO, Maribel. Social construction of urban space: Ecatepec, and Nezahualcoyotl. Two oriental giants. Polis [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.2, pp. 181-212. ISSN 1870-2333.
The social production of space in a metropolis that currently exceeds 20 million people has been heavily towed about by urban dynamics experienced in the post-war period, in the east and north-east of Mexico City. Among the most significant and relevant cases, are the two most populous municipalities of the State of Mexico: Ecatepec de Morelos and Nezahualcoyotl. Given their socio-historical features, their unique process of integration to the metropolis and the political and cultural traits that identify them, this essay limits itself to the general aspects of their recent spatial conformation, as well as it briefly examines their common elements and those particular to each one. It concludes with a reflection on the impact that the processes linked to the global economy have had in their local environments, with emphasis in the first decade of the 21st century.
Palabras llave : urban space; territorial structure; globalization.