Martha Schteingart is a Mexican-Argentinian architect, urban planner and urban sociologist, University of Buenos Aires and University of Paris, France.  She is a professor-researcher at the Center for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies, CEDUA, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, since 1975, and Emeritus Researcher of the Mexican System of Researchers, since 2008. She was coordinator for Mexico, Colombia and Central America of the GURI International Project (Global Urban Research Initiative) sponsored by the University of Toronto, Canada, and the Ford Foundation.  She was also a visiting professor in  MIT, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C. and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1990, 1996 and 2005. She received the UN-Habitat Lecture Award, for Latin American Researchers in 2007.   Her main research subjects  are:  urban land and housing, urban planning and transport, poverty and social policies, inequality and urban segregation, city and the environment. He published more than 200 articles in Journals and Readers in Mexico, other Latin American countries, USA, Canada and some European countries, as well as 22 books as author or coordinator. Her more recent books are: Ciudades Divididas. División del espacio y segregación en México, 2012; Desarrollo urbano-ambiental, políticas sociales y vivienda. Treinta y cinco años de investigación, 2015, and Desarrollo urbano-ambiental y movilidad en la Ciudad de México,  2016, all  published by El Colegio de México