"Roving vigilantes, fear-mongering politicians, hysterical pundits, and the looming shadow of a 700-mile-long fence: the United States-Mexico border is one of the most complex and dynamic areas on the planet today. With more than one million daily crossings, the border has increasingly become a hotbed for debate. But too often its complexities are viewed through the myopic lens of illegal immigration, and studies ignore a multitude of other critical issues that include health, the environment, drug trafficking, free trade, and post-9/11 security." "Hyperborder is the most nuanced portrait yet of this dynamic region. Author Fernando Romero presents a multidisciplinary perspective informed by interviews with numerous academics, researchers, and organizations throughout North America. He begins by examining issues faced by other border regions, including North and South Korea; Israel and Palestine; and France, Switzerland, and Germany. A brief summary of the U.S.-Mexico border region's recent history provides a context for a portrait of the many unique issues the two countries face today. Romero uses current economic, political, social, and environmental trends to project potential scenarios - both positive and negative - for the border at the midway mark of the twenty-first century. In the style of other kinetic large-scale studies similar to those of Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, Hyperborder is a report from the front lines of the border debate. Nonpartisan in its politics and tackling issues from both U.S. and Mexican perspectives, this book is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand - and find solutions for - the many intertwined issues that define this hotly debated region of the world."--BOOK JACKET.Romero, Fernando is the author of 'Hyperborder The Contemporary U.s.-mexico Border and It's Future', published 2007 under ISBN 9781568987064 and ISBN 1568987064.