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Luanda’s New Frontier The Peri-Urban Growth in Angola

Monday, 29 March, 2021
Angola currently faces an almost impossible mission of healing its territory and people from the wounds left behind by nearly three decades of violent conflict. Since peace was first installed in 2002, Angola and its entire population have been under the world’s gaze, a fact that has highlighted the many issues and obstacles facing this sub-Saharan country. In order to address such challenges a...

Luanda’s New Frontier: The PeriUrban Growth in Angola

Monday, 29 March, 2021
In order to address such challenges a general reconstruction strategy, which particularly emphasizes the need to mitigate the lack of housing and related social problems, has been put in place. Understanding and rehabilitating the country's built environment, particularly within urban areas, represents a paramount but much needed task to rebuild Angola as a whole. The complexity of this task is...

Designing 'Dream Houses' in the fringe of development: occupan perception of low-cost housing in Luanda's urban periphery

Monday, 29 March, 2021
This paper explores issues associated with perceptions of low-cost housing in Luanda, which despite being considered one of the fastest developing and more prospective growing cities in Africa, is struggling to cope with a growing population putting extra pressure on an already saturated urban infrastructure. A renewed Luanda is taking shape, whilst the periphery is being gradually populated with...

Co-producing urban knowledge in Angola and Mozambique: towards meeting SDG 11

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021
The need to make cities in Africa ‘more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’, as encapsulated in the stand-alone urban goal 11 adopted as part of the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, is undisputed as rapid urban growth rates are set to make the African region a key hub in the global transition to a predominantly urban world. This will not only require...

Housing the middle classness in Luanda (1)

Friday, 1 May, 2020
On 11 July 2011, President José Eduardo dos Santos opened the first phase of the new satellite city of Kilamba. Made up of a series of green, blue, yellow and pink Chinese-designed high-rises, the initial phase of 20,002 apartments was meant to house approximately 80,000 people and included schools, clinics and new infrastructure.

Novas Centralidades de Luanda

Wednesday, 1 January, 2020
O presente trabalho disserta sobre As Novas Centralidades na Área Metropolitana de Luanda: A Cidade do Sequele como Estudo de Caso. Na intenção de perceber o contributo da centralidade na melhoria da qualidade de vida das populações; a sua função na estrutura urbana da área metropolitana de Luanda; o seu contributo na redução do défice habitacional.

O Papel dos Governos Locais Na Implementação Dos Objectivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável

Wednesday, 30 October, 2019
A Development Workshop Angola, em colaboração com Centro de Cidades Africanas - CCA da Universidade Cape Town (Africa do Sul) e Centro de Análise de Políticas Públicas - CAPP da Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Moçambique), realizou um Workshp no âmbito das actividades comemorativas do Dia Mundial do Habitat e Dia Mundial das Cidades  

PROJETO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO AFRICA HABITAT

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019
O Projeto “Africa Habitat, da sustentabilidade do habitat à qualidade do habitar nas margens urbanas de Luanda e Maputo”, está sediado no CIAUD-FAUL, é conduzido por uma equipa do Gestual, em articulação com seis parceiros de instituições de Lisboa (IST-UL e Cesa-ISEG-UL), Luanda (DA-FE-UAN e APDES) e Maputo (FAPF-UEM e Kaya Clínica), sendo coordenado por Isabel Raposo e financiado pela Fundação...

Grounding stats and the SDGs in co-produced local data

Friday, 22 February, 2019
City planners and local governments are increasingly expected to deliver on sustainable development policies such as Agenda 2030, but in many cases the data needed to assess and track progress are lacking. We found out how a team of early-career researchers funded through the LIRA 2030 Africa programme are looking to local communities to change that.

Luandas_Slums_Poverty_and_Gentrification

Wednesday, 9 January, 2019
Slum redevelopment is occurring at a rapid pace in many African cities. This paper examines the urban development of contemporary Luanda, the capital of Angola. Central to this examination is an analysis of the city’s slums according to Foucault’s concept of governmentality.

Politics of Repair Luxury Urbanism

Wednesday, 9 January, 2019
It was poetry night at King's Club, a nightclub in the up-market neighbourhood Alice. Due to its pool tables and dedication to live music, it was a favoured venue f Luandans with some disposable income who were seeking a reprieve from the com Brazilian and US pop hits streaming from the speakers at the beachfront area of the the loud bass of one of the city's other favoured evening haunts, Elinga...

Private condominiums in Luanda: more than just the safety of walls, a new way of living

Wednesday, 29 August, 2018
Since its independence in 1975, Angola’s capital Luanda has been going through deep processes of demographic, economic, social and physical transformations. In this article, apart from introducing the case study of private condominiums in the general discussion on urban studies in the Global South, we focus on the dynamics of transformations regarding housing for the mid/upper strata, providing...

Mesa redonda com o governo, a sociedade civil e pesquisadores acadêmicos sobre o Projeto de Co-Produção de conhecimento sobre os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Urbano

Thursday, 9 August, 2018
A mesa redonda foi realizada para discutir as constatações e planos com o governo, a sociedade civil e pesquisadores acadêmicos sobre o Projeto de Co-Produção de conhecimento sobre os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Urbano Sustentável. A metodologia de pesquisa de coprodução foi explicada e os resultados da pesquisa realizada pela DW com o apoio da Iniciativa de Pesquisa Urbana Africana (AURI)...

Architecture with Vulnerable People in Turbulent Times 1968 - 2018

Monday, 6 August, 2018
Allan Cain was invited as keynote speaker on the 50th year commemoration of the founding of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. Allan, in one of the first groups of students, spoke about the significance of 1968, the year that the social movement for the "Right to the City" was launched. He spoke about participating in the first school field trip to Chicago that year, that...

GLOBAL URBAN POLICYMAKING IN AFRICA

Tuesday, 5 June, 2018
A burgeoning literature is looking into the processes and actors involved in the adoption and emulation of best practices and models of urban policy and development in aspiring world-class cities across the globe. It shows how over the past decades cities have become increasingly entrepreneurial, outward-looking and plugged into transnational networks of urban policymaking. This has resulted in...

POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS DE URBANISMO EM ANGOLA

Friday, 1 June, 2018
Uma das preocupações no mundo atual é o crescimento demográfico. Não tanto o crescimento em si mesmo, mas mais a forma desequilibrada como ele ocorre geograficamente. Esse é também um problema em Angola, atendendo ao nível de infraestruturação do país. Aliado a este crescimento, e com efeitos mais gravosos que o crescimento demográfico em si mesmo, regista-se um aumento da taxa de ocupação urbana...

POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS DE URBANISMO EM ANGOLA

Friday, 1 June, 2018
Uma das preocupações no mundo atual é o crescimento demográfico. Não tanto o crescimento em si mesmo, mas mais a forma desequilibrada como ele ocorre geograficamente. Esse é também um problema em Angola, atendendo ao nível de infraestruturação do país. Aliado a este crescimento, e com efeitos mais gravosos que o crescimento demográfico em si mesmo, regista-se um aumento da taxa de ocupação urbana...

Urban poverty in Luanda, Angola

Monday, 7 May, 2018
This report is part of the research programme “Cooperation on Research and Development in Angola” between Centro de Estudos e Investigação Científica (CEIC) at the Catholic Universityin Luanda, Angola and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, Norway funded by the Norwegian Embassy. The objective of the programme is to increase the quality, quantity and availability of relevant research-based...

A Pobreza Urbana em Luanda, Angola

Sunday, 6 May, 2018
Este relatório é parte do programa de investigação “Cooperação em Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Angola” entre o Centro de Estudos e Investigação Científica (CEIC) da Universidade Católica de Luanda, Angola e o Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) em Bergen, Noruega, financiado pela Embaixada Norueguesa. O objectivo do programa é aumentar a qualidade, quantidade e disponibilidade do conhecimento...

Rural Poverty in Malanje, Angola

Saturday, 5 May, 2018
This report is part of the research programme “Cooperation on Research and Development in Angola” between Centro de Estudos e Investigação Científica (CEIC) at the Catholic University in Luanda, Angola and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, Norway. The objective of the programme is to increase the quality, quantity and availability of relevant research-based knowledge on Angola. The...

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