Notes On Laureles Canyon (Irregular settlements in Tijuana)

Laureles Canyon (

– Laureles Canyon has become a living urban laboratory for innovative solutions

– Only covers a few square miles

– A virtual microcosm of the city of Tijuana and the issues impacting the Tijuana River


-Paved areas with basic infastructure, homes built with conventional construction next to a mix of semi-developed areas and irregular settlements with no electricity or running water