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Illegal building 'played central role' in floods that killed 20 in Athens

21 Nov 2017, Guardian, the

Experts claim that uncontrolled urban planning and illegal construction in Athens contributed to the flash floods that killed 20 people last week. The floods highlight how poor infrastructure and housing and land use policies result in low-income populations building in a haphazard manner, which ultimately increases their vulnerability.


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