project description

Theme

The project deals with forms of socio-urbanistic and housing intervention in the urban margins of African cities of Lusotopie, in the new millennium, focusing on those that contribute to improving the quality of inhabit and the sustainability of habitat of low-income groups. In the current context of accelerated urbanisation, globalisation and increasing socio-spatial inequalities, inscribed in the neoliberal paradigm, it is urgent to reflect on the impact of such interventions, as well as on how to construct a more inclusive habitat and on how and what to do to reinforce them. Luanda and Maputo, with similar structural constraints, are taken as case studies.
Key words
Key words
Urban margins; Luanda and Maputo; Quality of inhabit; Sustainability of habitat; Right to the City.
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Duration
The project will last 3 years, from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2021.
Funding

The Project is funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT, I.P.) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), in the frame of:

“1st Call for proposals to Increase collaborative Research to Improve Quality of Life in Portugal, Portuguese Speaking African Countries (PALOP) and elsewhere in Africa, jointly with Portuguese institutions and in collaboration with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), established under the protocol of cooperation of May 2016, between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Portuguese Republic and the Ismaili Imamat on Science and Technology”.

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