WHAT IS BFUSION INSTITUTE?
A multi-faceted strategy to unleash the potential of binational communities at our US-Mexico ports of Entry (POE). A collective impact platform to reimagen Cross-Border Districts that allow Human Energy to flourish.
THE SAN YSIDRO – TIJUANA CROSS-BORDER MICRO ZONE
The surrounding communities linked to the San Ysidro and Tijuana ports of entry, is one of the busiest and most dynamic urban areas in all of the US-Mexico border, yet there is so much untapped potential and prosperity embedded in this unique destination.
THE BUSIEST BORDER IN THE WORLD
2018 Pedestrian crossings
2019 Pedestrian crossings
2018 Car crossings
2019 Car crossings
WHAT WE DO?
The BFusion Institute is a platform to facilitate collective impact, through knowledge, sharing of ideas and promotion of place making actions that will transform our communities and foster cross-cultural exploration and innovation.
The Border Fusion Institute initiative was unveiled July, 2016 by the North American Research Partnership (NARP), a non profit think tank that conducts applied research on how the U.S., Canada and Mexico can better position themselves for success. NARP featured a project preview titled: Zones of Hope, Challenges & Opportunities in improving (Cross) Border Economic Micro Zones (BEMZ).
We’re working now on Phase II of this exciting and innovative research action program and look forward to sharing more soon. See also the report published by the Urban Land Institute in 2018 “BUILDING BRIDGES An exploration of a united cross-border experience”.