I came across this intriguing essay by Japhy Wilson titled “Notes on the Rural City: Henri Lefebvre and the transformation of everyday life in Chiapas, Mexico”:
[Abstract appended to the post below], in which I read of “The Rural Cities Project”:
“In 2007 the Governor of Chiapas, Juan Sabines Guerrero, announced the launch of the Sustainable Rural Cities Project, a strategy for the concentration of the rural population of Chiapas in a series of new urban spaces planned and produced by the state” (Wilson 2011: 998).
The author dialogues with Lefebvre’s theory and also his “Notes on the New Town” (included in Lefebvre’s Introduction to Modernity)
The town “Nuevo Juan de Grijalva,” mentioned in Wilson’s essay is also discussed here.[reblog to come]