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Inclusive Communities, Welcoming Neighborhoods? Urban Planning for Latinos in Changing U.S. Cities

March 1, 2019

As the U.S. Latino population continues to grow, Latinos are increasingly at the center of urban planning debates about the changing demographic diversity of new and emerging metropolitan areas. At the same time, cities are responding to a set of historical and structural challenges, such as the effects of gentrification, that directly affect Latino communities. While some attention has been given to implications of demographic change in larger cities, less is known about these circumstances in such smaller or medium sized immigrant gateways as Raleigh, NC; Lexington, KY; Bridgeport, CT; Burlington, VT; or Salt Lake City, UT, among others.

Co-sponsored by CLALS and American University's Metropolitan Policy Center, the Fifth Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum (ALPAF) convened AU faculty, and other scholars of urban diversity and Latino life in U.S. cities, together with urban planners, to address neighborhood inclusion in three interrelated panel discussions.