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The study of human settlements with particular reference to how they adapt and evolve in changing circumstances, how they function, and the cultural, social, occupational, and economic interactions of the people in a settlement. The word was coined by the visionary Greek architect and urban planner Constantinos A. Doxiadis (1913–1975) and first used by him in lectures delivered in 1942.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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