Geology for Global Development

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


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

Joel is the Founder/Director of Geology for Global Development (@Geo_Dev) an organisation working to support geologists to make a sustainable contribution to the fight against global poverty. He is an interdisciplinary researcher, with a PhD in geography (natural hazards), and research interests in multi-hazard frameworks, disaster risk reduction, rural water projects, and sustainable development. This work has taken him to Chile, China, Guatemala, India, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Joel is currently based at the British Geological Survey, and tweets at @JoelCGill.