DW AngolaLuanda’s New Frontier The Peri-Urban Growth in Angola

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


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 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 further enhanced by the many difficulties currently affecting the poorer fringe of the population - those who have been failing to sustainably accompany the emerging economic development of Angola.