London’s Latin Quarter

London’s Latin Quarter is here to stay!

Latin Quarter Vision - Cover Page - Feb2015

The Latin Quarter: Elephant and Castle Community Vision, published by Latin Elephant is the first report to capture the perspective of the Latin American community of retailers at Elephant and Castle, London. Elephant and Castle (EC) is home to the largest Latin American business cluster in London with four core concentrations and more than 80 shops.

Elephant and Castle is undergoing an ambitious programme of urban redevelopment. The regeneration of EC presents challenges and opportunities for London’s Latin population but the improvements are welcomed within the LA community if their sustainability and future presence can be supported.

The LA community have demonstrated adaptability, flexibility and resilience over the last 20 years to make EC the vibrant place that it is today. With the appropriate measures in place the community will continue to thrive, grow and attract new visitors to the area.

The opportunity to create a truly vibrant Latin Quarter in London is unique. Latin Elephant is providing opportunities for Latin Americans to participate in the process of urban change in what is now a key design and planning stage at EC.

The report presents a series of projects and strategies that could be implemented together or separately in order to address the current needs of the community and look towards the future.

You can find a link to the report here: https://www.facebook.com/Latinelephant

It is also available in Latin Elephant’s web page: www.latinelephant.org by clicking this link: http://latinelephant.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Draft-report-Jan-2015.pdf

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Valuing the work of small ethnic retail in London: Latin retail at E&C and Seven Sisters

Presentation by Patria Roman-Velazaquez about how to value the contribution of small ethnic retail in London through the case study of Latin American owned shops at Elephant & Castle and Seven Sisters.