Human Settlements

Human Settlements

National Reports: Summaries and Reference Guide

1st Edition - August 16, 1976

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  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138282

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Human Settlements is a collection of government reports presented at HABITAT: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements held in Vancouver, Canada from May 31 to June 11, 1976. The reports describe human settlement issues of greatest concern to each government and consider solutions that may be successful. These issues include the threatening growth of the world's population, the grain to feed them, and the safe water to restore their health, as well as work to end unemployment and the gaps in income. This book is comprised of seven chapters and begins with an assessment of the policy framework within which nations approach human settlement decisions. Aspirations for the improvement of the quality of human life are discussed, along with objectives and goals to be attained through planning. The following chapters explore the experiences and promise of planning for human settlements in regional, metropolitan, and rural areas; the practical technological and policy problems in satisfying basic human requirements within settlements, with emphasis on shelter, infrastructure, and social services; the importance of land in human settlements; and the roles of public participation within the planning process for human settlements. The last chapter summarizes the possibilities and problems of solving human settlement problems through international cooperation and discusses various mechanisms which may be useful to the international community. This monograph will be a valuable resource for social scientists, social policymakers, human settlement planners, public officials, and citizens who are committed to the improvement of living conditions for all members of society.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1. Settlement Policies and Strategies

    National Settlement Policies

    Settlement Development Strategies

    Critical Aspects of Settlements

    Socio-economic Aspects

    Demographic Aspects

    Environmental Aspects

    National Report Page References

    2. Settlement Planning

    Regional Planning

    Metropolitan Planning

    Rural Planning

    Special Planning Approaches

    New Towns

    Special Groups

    National Report Page References

    3. Shelter, Infrastructure and Services


    Design and Construction

    Slums and Squatter Settlements




    Pollution Control

    Water Supply

    Waste Disposal

    Social Services

    Public Health


    Recreation and Tourism

    National Report Page References

    4. Land

    Land Tenure and Control

    Land Resource Management

    National Report Page References

    5. Public Participation

    National Report Page References

    6. Institutions and Management

    National Report Page References

    7. International Cooperation

    National Report Page References


Product details

  • No. of pages: 136
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: August 16, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138282

About the Author

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Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK Honorary Physiotherapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK

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