El Niño Ready Cities: A Trans border comparison in San Diego (California, USA) and Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) Video
El Niño 2015-16 was anticipated to be one of the most intense in recent history. The cities of San Diego (California, United States) and Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) are united by a shared economy and urban area, but separated by an international border. Both cities developed their own respective strategies to face the impacts of El Niño in their dissimilar sociopolitical contexts. By using the notion of El Niño Ready Cities as a frame of reference and based on case studies, both cities have been compared to identify similarities and differences that show El Niño’s preparedness and collaborative possibilities for shared readiness.