SCARP Instructor Erick Villagomez has released his new book: The Laws of Settlements.
Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? The Laws of Settlements ambitiously describes the principles underlying human settlements of all sizes and across all cultures. It revives, updates and refreshes the ’54 Laws of Settlements’ outlined in Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis’ seminal book Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements, making them relevant to the problems we face in the 21st century.
25% percent of the book proceeds will go to the David Suzuki Foundation—a non-profit organization that works to protect one of the building blocks of our settlements, the natural environment. It also focuses on making cities more environmentally sensitive through advancing sustainable transportation, renewable energy and nature-based infrastructure.