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Yes, in some cases human activities can be a contributing factor in causing landslides. Many human-caused landslides can be avoided or mitigated. They are commonly a result of building roads and structures without adequate grading of slopes, of poorly planned alteration of drainage patterns, and of disturbing old landslides.
Detailed on-site investigation is required to determine the importance of human factors in causing any particular landslide.
Highland, L., 2004, Landslide Types and Processes, U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3072.
Turner, A. K., and R.L. Schuster, Landslides: Investigation and Mitigation, Transportation Research Board Special Report 247, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.