This essay analyzes the criteria used by the Law of Indies in the settlement of towns in Spanish Latin America using the city of Barcelona, Venezuela, as a case study. This is the first scholarly analysis of the historical evolution of the city´s physical structure, and it will help advance the research methods in planning history education.
"The Foundational Process of Cities in Spanish America: The Law of Indies as a Planning Tool for Urbanization in Early Colonial Towns in Venezuela,"
1, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/focus/vol2/iss1/13