Antonio Azuela is the Attorney General for Environmental Protection in the federal government of Mexico. He holds degrees in law (University of Warwick, England) and urban planning (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City). Mr. Azuela is author of La Ciudad, la Propiedad Privada y el Derecho (The City, Private Property and the Law) (1998), and numerous other publications on the subject. He has done research on urban issues from a socio-legal perspective since the late 1970s, focusing on the process of land regulation and urban planning institutionalization as well as on setting up the environmental law.