Geology for Global Development

Field Series

Friday Photo (122) – Landslide Prone Slopes in Guatemala City

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Development of Housing on Landslide Prone Slopes in Guatemala City.
These slopes are regularly impacted by mass movement events, during the rainy season. Planning enforcement and monitoring is also reported to be impacted by ‘no-go’ zones for police in this part of the city.

Credit: Joel Gill, 2014