Chapter 13.5

Urban Patterns in Latin America

Precolonial Cities

Before the Europeans established colonies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, most people lived in rural settlements.

Colonial Cities

When Europeans gained control of Africa, Asia, And Latin America, they expanded existing cities to provide colonial services, such as administration, military command, and international trade, as well as housing for Europeans who settled in the colony.

Cities Since Independence

Latin American cities have grown in accordance with the sector and concentric zone models.
Salta: Argentina's Best Preserved Colonial City - International Living
Cuenca Ecuador - A Colonial City
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