Reconsidering the Tijuana River Canal: Three Scenarios for Action


  • Nancy M. Clark


The Tijuana River Watershed is trans-border river basin flowing across the westerly portion of the US-Mexico border to the Pacific Ocean. This cross border region, a portal through which over 50 million people passes each year and the busiest land-border crossing in the world, is a place of contradiction and contested interests, a place known for extreme poverty, crime and violence as well as intense artistic and cultural production. At the same time, Tijuana is a social laboratory that has emerged out of the intense clash of cultures and the immense flow of people and ideas across the border.


Rene Peralta, Illicit Acts of Urbanism, in Josh Kun and Fiamma Montezemolo (edited by) Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border. Josh Kun and Fiamma Montezemolo, Duke University Press, 2012

Ivan Pedraza, Poverty Continues its Migration to Baja California Mexico, in Mexidata (accessed 7 January 2013)




How to Cite

Clark, N. M. (2014). Reconsidering the Tijuana River Canal: Three Scenarios for Action. L’architettura Delle città  - The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni, 2(3-4-5). Retrieved from



L'Architettura delle città-The Journal of Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni