Cities Within Cities: Chinatown Around The World


Chinatown, Washington DC, USA. Image © Richard Tao via Unsplash

Chinatown, Washington DC, USA. Image © Richard Tao via Unsplash

The global landscape of today has been moulded by centuries and centuries of human migration. This movement of people, of individuals and communities travelling far away from their place of origin to eke out better lives for themselves, has seen the evolution of the architectural and urban character of cities – moulded by the diverse influences fuelled by migration. This has meant that around the world, enclaves have popped up in cities, migrants carving out spaces for themselves which have a different character to other areas of a city.

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