Latin American and Caribbean Rural & Urban Studies Group

Latin American and Caribbean Rural & Urban Studies Group

Latin America is the most urbanised continent in the world with almost four-fifths of its population living in cities, the latest UN-Habitat statistics show that the region will have 90% of its population living in cities by 2050. 

Amongst multiple issues, this migration has caused uncontrolled sprawl, growth of informal settlements, and lack of investment in public transport has increased the use of private cars with catastrophic health consequences due to air pollution.

Our research group explores the problems caused by the migration. Focusing on action-research and capacity building, we work with local governments and communities with an aim to improve health and quality of life, combat poverty and inequality and boost community’s resilience to face climate change. 

Please see below for more information about the initiative, and relevant news and events.

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For more information please contact Claudia Murray by email at c.b.murray@henley.reading.ac.uk or by phone on 0118 378 6338.