Talk:Laws of the Indies
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I would keep the subjects seperate also
New Laws though some of the ideas should probably be included in Laws of the Indies the entry itself is a stand alone work of Bartolome de Las Casas and should be given that due respect. As for the other entries I have no knowledge. --khender1 May 31, 2007
This seems to belong rather to urban planning than to this entry:
==The Laws today==
Design guidelines are becoming more and more of a standard today in American cities. “Design guidelines came into use in the 1970’s and 1980’s as many American communities realized the visual damage being done by poorly conceived improvement projects.”<noref>[n 1]</noref> Programs such as Main Street Improvement programs for downtown revitalization have been implemented in many places to increase the aesthetics and walkability of a town or city. Other programs have begun to return cities to their previous status as places reflecting the Laws of the Indies. “The physical planning effect of the Laws of the Indies’ plaza requirement on communities throughout Spain’s former colonies has been striking…To this day, plazas offer visitors and residents a memorable, walkable experience.”<noref>[n 2]</noref>
Today’s design guidelines serve to maintain and preserve architecture and plazas, set precedence in quality of space, and foster the quality of a specific communal area. The Laws have directly affected this concept of guidelines on urban design.
Tazmaniacs 13:52, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Emigration restrictions on Jews and Muslims?
The article Limpieza de sangre in section Spanish colonies claims that several regulations were enacted in the Laws of the Indies to prevent Jews and Muslims and their descendants to emigrate and settle in the overseas colonies but I see nothing about that in this article. If this is true, can someone add something about it here, and if not true, that claim needs to be removed. Mathglot (talk) 20:08, 23 January 2016 (UTC)