DW AngolaSustainable Urban Planning

Sustainable Urban Planning

From September to October 2012, members of Development Workshop's staff and the Gabinete Técnico para a Reconversão de Cazenga e Sambizanga (GTRUCS) participated in a Sustainable Urban Planning training program along with a number of researchers, students, educators and development workers from Mexico, India and Serbia and various other countries. Here you can view information gathered and shared by all the participants that is specifically about Angola.



Thursday, 20 October, 2022
Allan Cain is an architect and specialist in urban project planning. He has over 40 years of professional experience in developing countries implementing projects for community water supply, school building & planning, environmental sanitation, land rights and public participation. He has participated in a number of missions for the United Nations, European Union and the World Bank. He is a...

Module 7: Climate Change and Land Use Planning - Sixteen Participants

Sunday, 21 October, 2012
Andre Melo - 10:28 AMClimate Change and Land Use Planning There are four major strategies that Mexico City can implement to counter the impact of variability and extremes in temperature and rainfall through land use planning. The first is the relocation of some industries to other cities. Turning a different city, a good distance away from Mexico city into the new cultural center is...

Module 6: Land Use and Social Equity - Fourteen Participants

Monday, 15 October, 2012
Allan Cain - 05:42 PMLand Use and Social Equity I found it interesting that in the text for this module that there was no discussion about the indicators that UN Habitat uses to define urban poverty or describe slums. UN Habitat’s Global Observatory promotes the use of five key MDG indicators that are easily observable and measurable. The traditional definitions of those living...

Module 5: Land Use & Local Economic Development - Fifteen Participants

Thursday, 4 October, 2012
Etelvina Saldanha -  04:08 AMLand Use & Local Economic Development In Angola, it is generally accepted that the weight of the informal sector in the economy is massive; the informal sector continues to weigh nothing trivial in wealth created annually. As might be expected in developing countries, given their economic structures often more fragile, which is the case in my town...

Module 4: Peri Urban Growth - Fourteen Participants

Saturday, 29 September, 2012
Dansoaa Siaw-Misa - 07:49 AMPeri-Urban Growth I would like to know what other factors apart from the land tenure system has led to the formation of peri-urban growth in Luanda, and also whether these developments have been controlled. Allan Cain - Saturday, 29 September 2012, 11:03 PMRe: Peri-Urban Growth I think that we have a serious institutional problem in Luanda related to the incapacity...

Module 3: Urban Growth & Infrastructure - Ten Participants

Tuesday, 25 September, 2012
Etelvina Saldanha - 12:32 AMUrban Growth & Infrastructure Hello everyone, in this sector, the destruction caused by the war in Angola reached almost all the heavy vehicle fleet, 80% of the park by rail and 20% of the park aircraft. Most roads became inoperative, and approximately 2800 kilometers of railway line only 12% remained in good condition (currently being under the recovery program...

Module 2: Land Use Plans - Thirteen Participants

Monday, 17 September, 2012
Jose Van-Dunem - 10:40 AMLand Use Plans Dear all, planning instruments like policies, land use and zoning regulations, have only being introduced recently in most municipalities of Luanda. In the period of civil war, Luanda sprawled with slum because of flock of people coming from different regions of the country looking for safer place to settle. The government could not control the haphazard...

Module 1: Tell Us About Your City - Twelve Participants

Wednesday, 5 September, 2012
José Tiago Catito - 04:17 PMTell us about your city Luanda is the smallest province of Angola, with 24,651 km ² in area. Its population is approximately 5 million inhabitants. Its capital is Luanda, the capital and largest city of Angola. Luanda's also the most industrialized province of Angola and the greater economic growth, having suffered few effects of the Civil War and it has also...