Date of Award
Master of Community and Regional Planning
Community and Regional Planning
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.
Frank Albert Dunn-Young
Dunn-Young, Frank Albert, "A Community Capitals Approach To Assessing Immigrant Access To Community Resources Within A Meatpacking Community" (2012). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 12913.