Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Global Placemaking Summit?

The Summit is an event aimed at gathering leaders in placemaking. It includes activities, presentations, and opportunities for networking and collaboration.

What are the visa requirements for visiting Mexico?

Citizens from numerous countries can visit Mexico for up to 180 days without a visa, provided their visit is for tourism and they receive no remuneration in Mexico. Additionally, foreign visitors with a valid visa from Canada, Japan, the USA, the UK, or any Schengen Area countries, or those with a valid permanent resident card from specific countries, do not require a Mexican visa. Find the complete list and more information at the Embassies and Consulates of Mexico. If you need a visa letter, please email

Where can I arrange for accommodation?

The Summit does not include accommodation. Therefore participants are encouraged to arrange their own. The neighborhoods of Roma, Condesa, Juarez, Cuahtemoc, Anzures, Polanco, and San Miguel Chapultepec are all conveniently located close to the venue and offer a wide array of housing options. These include hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, and Airbnb rentals. Do remember, however, to avoid the areas of Doctores, Tepito, and Lagunilla located in specific parts of the Historic Center.

In the below map of Mexico City, you will find hotels, points of interest, restaurants, and venues to help you plan your stay.

Don't forget that it's important to book your accommodation as early as possible because the week of the Summit is very touristy due to "Day of the Dead," and the demand for accommodations is high.The hotels suggested on the map are reserving rooms for Summit attendees, but don't rely solely on this; make your reservation promptly.

If you don't have a hotel reservation, you will find marked areas on the map where you can search for Airbnb accommodations. There is a wide variety available for you to book.

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to contact Cristina Duran:

How safe is Mexico City?

Mexico City has significantly reduced its crime rates over the past few years through various integrated citizen security approaches. However, as in any large city, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when necessary. 


How do I get around in Mexico City?

You can move around the city using Uber, walking, and the city bike share Ecobici.

What is the Summit's agenda?

The Summit spans several days, filled with various activities. These include a Day of the Dead celebration (TBA), PlacemakingX training (TBA), Leadership Agenda Development, a Global Network Leaders Presentation, and side events such as the PlacemakingXAwards (TBA) and guided tours (TBA) . More detailed information regarding the schedule for these events will be released in due course. Plan your stay from October 27th to November 6th to fully immerse yourself in the Summit experience and enjoy all Mexico City offers.