Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Community and Regional Planning

Department

Community and Regional Planning

First Advisor

Francis Owusu

Abstract

This research uses a community capitals framework to explore immigrant access to community resources and the influence this access has on community solidarity. The community capitals framework allowed the researcher to target common community resources within Marshalltown, Iowa, a meatpacking community that has experienced a high influx of Latino immigrants. Successful integration of new immigrants is predicated on the availability of tools such as bilingual interpreters, bilingual outreach materials, and flexible identification systems. As institutional practices influence Latino access to public institutions, providing such tools becomes a key strategy for local governments on how to better serve their community by planning better service delivery adapted to its growing diversity.

Copyright Owner

Frank Albert Dunn-Young

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

93 pages