Luanda slum upgrade case-study: Urban planning from a microscopic perspective to macro-scaled coordination


Jing Feng

Publication date: 

Tuesday, 31 July 2012


  • Presentation


External to ACUI

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Presented at the Pro-Poor Urban Development: China and Africa Workshop, Nairobi, 07/30/2012. As Angola is in the process of modernizing African country, Luanda is likely to become an international metropolitan city with significant influence in the global community by 2025. Given this promising future, and by invitation of the government of Angola, the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD) teamed up with scholars, urban planners, architects and Citic Construction, as well as officials and experts of various professions in Angola, to conduct a series of urban development and urban design studies for Luanda metropolitan, especially for the upgrading and renovation of slum in Kilamba Kiaxi-Belas urban areas. In the next decade, emerging economies will contribute more to global growth than developed countries combined for the first time. Not to mention that Africa will be one of the core areas of this economic growth. As a fast-growing country in Africa, Angola will undoubtedly play a significant role in the process. “Angola 2025 Long-term Development Strategy” is the result of a four-month study that recommends that Angola adopt a “diversified path” in search of a competitive and complementary urban system while relying on the long-term effects of market forces.