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The Rise of Latino New Urbanism

The rising tide of Hispanic immigrants and population growth will greatly affect (and have already) the urban areas of the United States, as recently released Census Data suggests.

Gustavo Razzetti writes about the impact of the growing Latino population in the United States:

"As the U.S. population and the country's infrastructure evolve, urban planners are facing new challenges. Urban planners are ahead of the trend in understanding the key role Hispanics are playing: using them in pilot programs to test new urban models. "Latino New Urbanism" is an approach to urban planning that might include small lots, houses located close to main roads, front porches, compact neighborhoods, and public spaces. Pioneered by James Rojas, the notion of "Latino New Urbanism" is a way of understanding community, public spaces, and neighborhoods, taking into consideration the preferences and culture of Latino immigrants."

Full Story: The Latino Shift

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