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Lawrence Herzog

Professor of City Planning at San Diego State University

Lawrence A. Herzog is a writer, photographer and college professor from the United States who has been residing in Mexico since January 2001.

Mr. Herzog has lived in Mexico intermittently, but his permanent home is San Diego, California, where he is a professor of city planning in the School of Public Administration and Urban Studies at San Diego State University.

Mr. Herzog has been a Fulbright Scholar in Peru, a Graham Foundation fellow in Mexico, and a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (Peru and Bolivia), the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, the American Institute of Architects, Environmental Protection Agency, California Department of Transportation, Pacific News Services (San Francisco) and San Diego’s KPBS-TV.

Mr. Herzog writes frequently for media publications, and is the author or editor of five books, including his recent “From Aztec to High Tech: Architecture and Landscape Across the Mexico-United States Border.”

His other books include “Where North Meets South” and “Shared Space: Rethinking the U.S.-Mexico Border Environment.”

His essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Newsday, Buzz, Harvard Design Magazine, Times of the Americas, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union Tribune and other publications.

Articles by Lawrence Herzog

The New Brazil: It’s the (Urban) Economy, Stupid

What are Brazil's politicians doing about their cities degenerating into slums?

December 22, 2003

Beyond Bandits and Bounty Hunters

Is Mexico facilitating the flight of American fugitives — and their subsequent capture by bounty hunters?

August 15, 2003

Raising "Lázaro" from the Dead?

Who will step up in Mexico and follow in Lázaro Cardenas' footsteps?

August 3, 2003

Queretaro — A Report on Globalization

Has globalization improved Queretaro's districts — or detracted from its culture?

July 21, 2003

After the Real Cancún

Is Mexico's booming tourism industry a main revenue source for its economy?

June 14, 2003

A New U.S.-Mexican Divide?

What effect is the U.S. war with Iraq having on U.S.-Mexican relations?

April 5, 2003

McDonald's Vs. Mexico

Should McDonald's be allowed to locate in a historical Mexican square?

December 16, 2002

Ground Zero: The Globalization of an Urban Design Project

What will be the fate of the now most famous parcel of urban real estate on the planet?

September 8, 2002

California’s Mexico Connection: From Global Market to Homeland Security?

U.S. national security is a priority. But at what cost to California's economy?

June 17, 2002

September 11: The View from the U.S.-Mexican Border

What economic repercussions did the terrorist attacks have on U.S.-Mexican Relations?

November 11, 2001

Tijuana’s Checkpoint Charlie

Has the Berlin Wall been resurrected between Mexico and the United States?

August 15, 2000