13.5 Urban Patterns in LatinAmerica

developing countries have been influenced by colonial rule

Pre colonial cities

In early established colonies, cities were built around a central area. Others were built on hills- an example is Tenochtitlán.

Colonial cities

These kind of cities often follow standardized plans. There are laws that act as an outline. When compared to precolonial cities, these have wider streets and public squares and lower densities.
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