The Laws of Settlements

By: Erick Villagomez  

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? The Laws of Settlements paper highlights a handful of principles underlying human settlements of all sizes and across all cultures. These are based on a book titled The Laws of Settlements, which revives, updates and refreshes the work of Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis: taking the laws outlined in his seminal book Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements, and refreshing them in light of research done since its publication.

Urban Planning, Urban Environments, Architecture, Cities, Urbanism, Metropolis, City Planning
Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

Mr. Erick Villagomez

Instructor, Interior Design, Canada