project description


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
Urban margins; Luanda and Maputo; Quality of inhabit; Sustainability of habitat; Right to the City.
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The project initially had a duration of 3 years, running from October 1st, 2018 to September 30th, 2021 and was extended to July 31st, 2022.

The Project is funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT, I.P. from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), through the Financing Program Knowledge for Development Initiative, 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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