22. Informal settlements

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22. Informal Settlements

Informal settlements are residential areas where the inhabitants do not have security of tenure regarding the land or housing they inhabit, ranging from illegal occupation to informal rental housing. Neighborhoods often lack basic services and urban infrastructure, often being located in hazardous environmental and geographic areas. Therefore, to foster sustainable urban development, it is important to recognize the challenges of these types of settlements and the mainstreaming of human rights through strong government leadership.