Between fear and differentiation. The current situation of gated communities within border towns such as Tijuana, Nogales and Ciudad Juárez

In the cities of Tijuana, Nogales and Ciudad Juárez, located in the northwestern border between Mexico and the United States, one of the more popular urbanization processes is the modality of closed divisions. These residential areas are characterized for being a physical space protected and separat...

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Main Author: Enríquez Acosta, Jesús Ángel
Format: Online
Language:spa
Published: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California 2007
Online Access:https://ref.uabc.mx/ojs/index.php/ref/article/view/194
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Summary:In the cities of Tijuana, Nogales and Ciudad Juárez, located in the northwestern border between Mexico and the United States, one of the more popular urbanization processes is the modality of closed divisions. These residential areas are characterized for being a physical space protected and separated from the city disturbances with bars and fences, and most of them present monitoring houses with access restrictions and private surveillance. The concept of closed divisions tends to expand in the urban landscape of the border cities without restrictions except for those established by the real estate market. Nevertheless, it's important to analyze the impact of closed divisions in the morphology of the cities, the urban sustentability of this developments and the social segregation they cause.