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Human settlements

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Some of the main challenges faced by urban management in Latin American and the Caribbean come from the profound changes in urban population composition, the impact of urbanization on city-dwellers’ health and environment, the relationships between urban and rural areas and the increasingly important role of cities in wealth creation at the national level. In this context, ECLAC studies and offers recommendations for achieving sustainable development in urban areas and in areas of belonging, with a focus on sustainability, inclusivity and quality, aiming to promote constant improvement of urban infrastructure and equipment for the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.