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Instead of Trump's Wall, Why Not a Binational Border City?

A Mexican architect has a utopian vision for a walkable city straddling the U.S.-Mexico border.
A hyperconnected, transnational city on the U.S.-Mexico border is architect Fernando Romero's take on "building bridges."
A hyperconnected, transnational city on the U.S.-Mexico border is architect Fernando Romero's take on "building bridges."Fernando Romero Enterprise

Donald Trump keeps talking about the big, beautiful wall he’s going to erect on the U.S.-Mexican border. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton wants to build bridges—metaphorical ones, that is.

Mexican architect Fernando Romero has taken a more literal approach to Clinton’s proposition. He’s long been a proponent of “building bridges,” and believes that boundaries are obsolete. “With technology, those borders are just becoming symbolic limits,” he recently told Dezeen Magazine. "The reality is that there exists a very strong mutual dependency of economies and trades." That’s why he has now designed a master plan for a walkable, super-connected metropolis straddling the U.S.-Mexico border.