2047, the border will likely not exist. Integration with the Mainland
will remove distinctions created by the "One Country Two Systems"
policy. The uncertainty surrounding what will happen has created anxiety
relating to law, identity, freedom of speech, and voting rights. Caught
in this debate is the Frontier Closed Area, a 1951 undeveloped buffer
zone of estuaries, fish farms, forests, villages and military posts. In
contrast, Shenzhen, has exploded into a metropolis of 15 million plus.
book 'Border Ecologies' explores this unique border ecology. Design
strategies inserted within this ecology promote alternate forms of
development. The example widens the discourse on borders to raise
critical issues that impact the contemporary city.