"Old settlement patterns have reversed, but old problems of adaptation remain. Immigrants still like to settle where immigrants have already settled (chain migration). Once word of the new ethnoburbs got around, they grew fast. Letters, phone calls, and then emails back to the old country, enticed others. In Richmond, one group held an extended debate with city hall over there being ‘too much’ Chinese writing on business signs. Residents of a condo building complained when the strata council held its meetings only in Mandarin. And just as in other parts of gateway cities, as wealthy Chinese buy properties in ethnoburbs, they have been blamed for driving prices out of local reach."
Residents of ethnoburbs often have transnational lives that fit into their countries of origin as well as their new homes. Ethnoburbs are common in North America as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Questions to Ponder: What similarities and differences do ethnoburbs have from other ethnic communities? What similarities and differences do ethnoburbs have with other urban processes such as gentrification?
GeoEd TAGS: culture, historical, North America, ethnicity, USA, neighborhood, gentrification, urban, place.
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