Human Settlements research group

IIED's human settlements programme has been working on urban environmental issues since the mid-1970s. Highlights from these 40 years of achievements are outlined in the timeline below. Our poverty focus informs everything we do: this focus is vital because people on very low incomes, living in slums or squatter settlements, tend to be the most vulnerable. 
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Group director

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Principal researcher

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Principal researcher

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Senior coordinator

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Group manager

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Copy/managing editor E&U

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Senior fellow

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Principal researcher

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Senior researcher