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human settlements

Cluster of dwellings of any type or size where human beings live

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Reports & Research
November 2023
Global

For over a century, energy multinationals have been wrecking the planet and exploiting people in pursuit of profit. Now, power producers and technology manufacturers are marketing themselves as ‘green’ to boost their reputation and benefit from public subsidies, grabbing lands, violating human rights and destroying communities along the way.

Reports & Research
August 2020
Mexico

La zona metropolitana de la Ciudad de México (ZMCM) es la obra más colosal que la nación ha construido en toda su historia. El objetivo general del escrito es analizar la estructura y dinámica macroeconómica de la ZMCM como diagnóstico que fundamente la elaboración de un Plan Multidimensional de Desarrollo de la Ciudad de México, 2020-2040.

Evictions and COVID-19
Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2020
Global

In the six months since the coronavirus began its global spread, more than 15 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 600,000 have perished, causing governments around the world to institute lockdowns and shut down businesses while entire industries have been devastated.

Policy Papers & Briefs
July 2020
Global

This policy brief provides details of the United Nations Special Rapporteur recommendations regarding how governments can upgrade informal settlements within a human rights-based framework. A human rights-based approach will require that residents are ensured security of tenure over the land on which they live.

Reports & Research
May 2020
Iraq

With some of the earliest known human settlements in the world, most of Iraq together with Kuwait, eastern Syria and southeastern Turkey constitute Mesopotamia, also referred to by historians as the ‘cradle of civilization’. Iraq has a surface area of approximately 437,072 square kilometers, making it slightly larger than twice the size of Idaho.

Institutional & promotional materials
April 2020
Latin America and the Caribbean

En el Anuario Estadístico de América Latina y el Caribe de la CEPAL se presenta un conjunto de estadísticas básicas que caracterizan la situación económica, sociodemográfica y ambiental de la región referidas a un período en particular.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2019

A wide variety of settlement systems exist, ranging from small villages to large metropolises. However, spatial analyses are typically confined to the mere presence or absence of built-up land and the changes therein, while more subtle differences between various settlement systems are ignored.

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