Ethnic Enclaves In The Urbanism Of America

How should culture be managed from the point of view of urban form?
March 23, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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In the midst of the largest cultural influx in the history of America, and in an age of globalization and instantaneous communications, the new urbanism is still oblivious to the physical urban/suburban syncretism produced by other cultures. Despite the fact that cultural and ethnic enclaves are constantly being formed in inner cities and suburban areas throughout America, the new urbanism is still missing the tools for studying, understanding and working for the assimilation of foreign symbolic values and meanings into the urban culture of the city.

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Monday, March 22, 2004 in The Town Paper
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