terça-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2014

Fotografia no contexto colonial português (1860-1969)

Filipa Lowndes Vicente  (org.) (2014). O império da visão.
Fotografia no contexto colonial português (1860-1969). Lisbon: Edições 80, 504 pp.

segunda-feira, 15 de dezembro de 2014

Arquitetura Moderna em África: Angola e Moçambique

Ana Tostões (ed.) (2014). Arquitetura Moderna em África: Angola e Moçambique [Modern Architecture: Angola and Mozambique]. Casal de Cambra: Caleidoscópio, 475 pp. 

(Preface: Isabel Maria Martins – UAN, Angola; Júlio Carrilho and Luís Lage, UEM, Mozambique)


domingo, 30 de novembro de 2014

Cabo Verde. Cidades, Território e Arquitectura

José Manuel Fernandes; Maria de Lurdes Janeiro & Ana Vaz Milheiro (2014). Cabo Verde. Cidades, Território e Arquitectura (com o apoio nas obras de João Loureiro).
Lisboa: Ed. Autores, 192 pp. (ISBN 978-989-97013-5-9)

sábado, 1 de novembro de 2014

Unleashing the Economic Potential of Agglomeration in African Cities


This report focuses on one of the crucial questions of our time - the relationship between urbanisation and economic development. Rapid urbanisation in Africa threatens disaster if it multiplies the problems of destitution, disease and degradation. However, it could become a transformative force for higher productivity, entrepreneurial dynamism and rising prosperity. The report discusses the new mood of optimism about Africa’s economic prospects and highlights the need to align economic growth and urbanisation agendas. Evidence from around the world suggests that linking economic and urban development can generate positive interactions that improve economic outcomes and human wellbeing. Ignoring the spatial implications of economic trends heightens the risk of imbalanced, exclusionary and destabilising effects. The report reviews the arguments for the economic advantages of cities and the international evidence relating to the strength of agglomeration forces. It also considers the relevance of these arguments to Africa and discusses some of the main ways in which governments can help to realise the economic potential of cities. The nature of urban planning, policy-making and investment in infrastructure will influence whether cities become more productive, or whether their burgeoning populations come up against overwhelming social and ecological limits to growth.


sábado, 25 de outubro de 2014


Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Volume 3, Issue 3, 2014


Participatory Mapping, Urban Land Registry, Disability Issues and MOOC in Planning Education: Lessons for e-Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva


Participatory Mapping Approaches to Coordinate the Emergency Response of Spontaneous Volunteers After Hurricane Sandy (pages 1-19)
Pamela Wridt, John E. Seley, Scott Fisher, Bryce DuBois

Understanding the Weak Performance of Technology in Urban Management: Insights from the Urban Land Registry in Benin (pages 20-37)
Claire Simonneau

Disability Issues and Planning Education: Findings from a Longitudinal Survey of Planning Programs and Lessons for Urban e-Planning (pages 38-52)
Nathan W. Moon, Paul M.A. Baker, Robert G.B. Roy, Ariyana Bozzorg
Learning About E-Planning: The Results of a Massive Open Online Course Experiment (pages 53-76)
Jennifer S. Evans Cowley, Thomas W. Sanchez, Nader Afzalan, Abel Silva Lizcano, Zachary Kenitzer, Thomas Evans

Carlos Nunes Silva

sábado, 18 de outubro de 2014

Luanda. Invenção de uma capital

Maria João Martins (2014). Luanda. Invenção de uma capital.
Gato do Bosque Editores.

sexta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2014


Bienvenu Bolia Ikoli (2014). Kinshasa Ma Ville, Ma Capitale.
Paris: L’Harmattan, 444 pp. (ISBN : 978-2-343-04257-2)


quinta-feira, 16 de outubro de 2014

Beira /Mozambique - Património Arquitectónico / Architectural Heritage

João Sousa Morais; Luís Lage; Júlio Carrilho; Vicente Joaquim & Joana Bastos Malheiro (2014). Beira – Património Arquitectónico / Architectural Heritage. Casal de Cambra: Caleidoscópio, 226 pp

sábado, 11 de outubro de 2014

Planning and the Case Study Method in Africa. The Planner in Dirty Shoes

James Duminy, Jørgen Andreasen, Fred Lerise, Nancy Odendaal & Vanessa Watson (2014). Planning and the Case Study Method in Africa. The Planner in Dirty Shoes. Palgrave-Macmillan.

This book addresses the relevance of the case study research methodology for enhancing urban planning research and education in Africa and the global South. It is the outcome of a project operated by the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) from 2007 to 2011 to enhance case study research capacity amongst African planning students and academics. The editors and contributors argue that case study research can produce contextualized and empirical accounts of African urbanization and planning processes to challenge outdated assumptions underpinning urban planning education and practice in many parts of the continent. The volume features case studies and examples of innovative teaching practices from contexts including Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa.

Water, History and Politics in Zimbabwe: Bulawayo’s Struggles with the Environment, 1894-2008

Mucha Musemwa (2014). “Water, History and Politics in Zimbabwe: Bulawayo’s Struggles with the Environment, 1894-2008”. Trenton NJ: Africa World Press.

This book examines the City of Bulawayo’s struggles with the environment from 1894 to 2008 given its location in the perennially semi-arid region of south-western Zimbabwe.  It focuses on a case-study of Makokoba, the city’s first and oldest township, and explores the history of its African residents and their struggles over access to water during this period from a ‘sustainable livelihoods’ perspective – one which emphasizes that human security and environmental sustainability are inextricably intertwined. The book argues that water scarcity in Bulawayo, especially as it affected Africans for the most part, was a result of both biophysical conditions and man-made policies which were linked to deep-rooted struggles over access to, and management of, water resources in both colonial and postcolonial Zimbabwe.

Physical Planning and Food Security: The Nigerian Experience

Julius Ajilowo Bayode Olujimi & Olugbenga Franklin Enisan (2014). Physical Planning and Food Security: The Nigerian Experience. In J.A.B. Olujimi, O.O. Ogunsote and A.O. Awodele (Eds.).  Infrastructure, economic development and built environment. A book of readings. Akure, Nigeria: School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology.

African Statistical Yearbook 2014

African Statistical Yearbook 2014

sexta-feira, 12 de setembro de 2014


Volume 3, Issue 2, 2014 

Editor-in-Chief  - Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal



Planning Cultures, Planning Ethics and Citizen Participation in Urban E-Planning,
Carlos Nunes Silva

Article 1

The Concept of Planning Culture: Analysing How Planners Construct Practical Judgements in a Culturised Context (pages 1-17),
Frank Othengrafen
Article 2

Planning Ethics in the Age of Wicked Problems (pages 18-37),
Jeffrey Chan Kok Hui
Article 3

E-Planning and Public Participation: Addressing or Aggravating the Challenges of Public Participation in Planning? (pages 38-53),
Mhairi Aitken
Article 4

E-Participation in Urban Planning: Getting and Keeping Citizens Involved (pages 54-69),
Maud Donders, Thomas Hartmann, Anita Kokx
Article 5

Free Public Wi-Fi and E-Planning: The Use of Online Planning to Build Better Networked Public Places (pages 70-85),
Alex Lambert, Scott McQuire, Nikos Papastergiadis

Participatory Politics: Next-Generation Tactics to Remake Public Spheres,
Carlos Nunes Silva

segunda-feira, 1 de setembro de 2014

International Conference - “Local Government and Urban Governance: Citizen Responsive Innovations in Europe and in Africa”

International Conference
“Local Government and Urban Governance:
Citizen Responsive Innovations in Europe and in Africa”

Data: 9 e 10 de abril de 2015

Local: Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa


E-mail: locgovgeo@gmail.com

Conference Website: Conference 'Local Government and Urban Governance'

UL Portal: Conference 'Local Government and Urban Governance'

Call for papers


sexta-feira, 25 de julho de 2014

Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa: Colonial and Postcolonial Planning Cultures

«Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are unequally confronted with social, economic and environmental challenges, particularly those related with population growth, urban sprawl, and informality. This complex and uneven African urban condition requires an open discussion of past and current urban planning practices and future reforms. Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa gives a broad perspective of the history of urban planning in Sub-Saharan Africa and a critical view of issues, problems, challenges and opportunities confronting urban policy makers. The book examines the rich variety of planning cultures in Africa, offers a unique view on the introduction and development of urban planning in Sub-Saharan Africa, and makes a significant contribution against the tendency to over-generalize Africa’s urban problems and Africa’s urban planning practices. Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa is written for postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates, researchers, planners and other policy makers in the multidisciplinary field of Urban Planning, in particular for those working in Spatial Planning, Architecture, Geography, and History.»

quinta-feira, 24 de julho de 2014

Human Development Report 2014

Human Development Report 2014
“Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”

The 2014 Human Development Report 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerability and Building Resilience' was launched in Tokyo, on 24 July 2014. The 2014 Report highlights the need for both promoting people's choices and protecting human development achievements. It takes the view that vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically addressed, by changing policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable

Download: Statistical tables - Human Development Report Statistical Tables 2014

sábado, 10 de maio de 2014

Global Urban Lectures

«In April 2014 UN-Habitat launched the Global Urban Lectures - lecture packages focused on subjects related to cities and urbanization. Each package consists of a 15 min video, a synopsis of the topic, a biography of the speaker and links to in depth study. The speakers are associated with UN-Habitat’s work, recruited from universities, think-tanks, governments, NGO’s, and private sector institutions. The series wishes to demonstrate a sound evidence-based analysis of a given problem and issues at stake, identify propositions to address them and provide examples that demonstrate how such propositions actually work, are being tested or have been implemented.(…)» (UN-Habitat)

Nordic Africa Days 2014 Conference

26-27 September 2014, Uppsala, Sweden 

2014 AAPS Conference - Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS)

 “African Urban Planning and the Global South: Pedagogy, Research, Practice”
  Cape Town, South Africa, 17-19 November 2014



«Habitat III’ is the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. In 2016, the Habitat III conference will be held twenty years after Habitat II, and forty years after Habitat I. Like its predecessors, Habitat III will define global urban priorities for the following 20 years. As the first implementing conference of the post-2015 agenda, Habitat III will influence how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are fulfilled, and will be an opportunity to shape how they are implemented.» [UN-HABITAT]

Post2015 Agenda

«The “Post-2015 Agenda” is the development agenda that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) upon their expiration in 2015. After 2015, efforts to achieve a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace will continue unabated. The UN is working with governments, civil society, and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. The MDGs will be replaced with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will shape the Post-2015 Development Agenda.» [UN-HABITAT]


7th World Urban Forum Medellín Declaration


quinta-feira, 17 de abril de 2014


Volume 2, Issue 4, 2013

Editorial Preface: Surveillance, Security and Urban E-Planning, Carlos Nunes Silva

Article 1 - Security and Surveillance in Times of Globalization: An Appraisal of Milton Santos' Theory (pages 1-12), Lucas Melgaço
Article 2 - Rearranging Urban Space (pages 13-26), Francesca Menichelli

Article 3 - Surveillance Regulation in Mexico City - Cameras and Urban Segregation: New Challenges for Urban E-Planning (pages 27-41), Nelson Arteaga Botello

Article 4 - Security Dispositifs and Urban E-Planning: Government Performances Articulated to Surveillance Cameras in Rio de Janeiro (pages 42-58), Rafael Barreto de Castro & Rosa Maria Leite Ribeiro Pedro

Article 5 - Privatization of Security and the Production of Space in Mexico City: Challenges for Urban Planning (pages 59-74), Claudia Zamorano & Guénola Capron

Article 6 - A Short Comment on Surveillance and Security in the E-Planned City (pages 75-78), Lucas Melgaço& Nelson Arteaga Botello

Book review
Carlos Nunes Silva

quinta-feira, 10 de abril de 2014

Edifícios Históricos de Lourenço Marques

Alfredo Pereira de Lima (2013). Edifícios Históricos de Lourenço Marques.
Póvoa de Santa Iria: Lua de Marfim Editora, 225 pp.

Portugal, Brasil, África: Urbanismo e Arquitectura

José Manuel Fernandes & Maria Lucia Bressan Pinheiro (org,) (2013). Portugal, Brasil, África: Urbanismo e Arquitectura. Casal de Cambra: Caleidoscópio Ed.

domingo, 23 de março de 2014

Transformação urbana em Luanda

António Tomás, Cape Town University 
"Transformação urbana em Luanda:
construção e desconstrução de uma cidade modernista"
 4 de Abril de 2014, 11h
 FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Av. de Berna, 26 – C, Edifício ID | Sala 1.06, piso 1 (Entrada Livre)

sexta-feira, 14 de março de 2014

Exposição sobre arquitectura “MUSEKE”

Exposição sobre arquitectura “MUSEKE”
(Exhibition – Museke Architecture)
CEICA | Centro de Estudos e Investigação Científica de Artes, Arquitectura, Urbanismo e Design - Universidade Lusíada de Angola
Curadora da exposição: Arquitecta Ângela Mingas
10-24 março 2014
Centro Cultural Português de Luanda
Avenida de Portugal, 50
Luanda, Angola

segunda-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2014


6 - 8 October 2014
Lagos - Nigeria