La Plata, Argentina

La Plata, founded in 1882, is one of the last examples of a city designed (loosely) according to the Law of the Indies, which established a simple, orderly model for new developments in Spain’s colonial holdings. The goal was order, rationality, centrality, and legibility. Gridded streets centered around a church and other governmental buildings, all surrounded by agricultural land (ejido).

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  1. Eugen Craciunescu says:

    Sources: JULIO ANGEL MOROSI (2003) La Plata: an advanced nineteenth century new town with ancient roots, Planning Perspectives, 18:1, 23-46, DOI: 10.1080/0266543032000047396

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