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

quinta-feira, 30 de Janeiro de 2014

quarta-feira, 15 de Janeiro de 2014

Encontro com Dori e Pancho Guedes

João Manuel Neves (2013). Encontro com Dori e Pancho Guedes.
Porto: Edições Afrontamento

sexta-feira, 20 de Dezembro de 2013

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space - Virtual theme issue on 'Post-apartheid geographies'

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space  

Virtual theme issue on 'Post-apartheid geographies'

It contains articles from the Environment and Planning journals going back to 1989. The papers will be open access for the next three months.


Human Geography. A New Radical Journal, Volume 6, Number 3 (2013)

Human Geography. A New Radical Journal,  Volume 6, Number 3 (2013) 

o        Special Section: Agrarian Change, Livelihoods and Land Use in Sub-Saharan Africa
Brent McCusker, Paul O’Keefe, Phil O’Keefe, Geoff O’Brien  

o        The Political Economy of Nature
Brent McCusker  

o        Why Some Fields Might be Rectangular: An Exploration of Agricultural Landscapes between Pre-Capitalist and Capitalist Modes of Production
Phil O’Keefe and Geoff O’Brien  

o        Vulnerability and Livelihoods on Mt. Kilmanjaro
Paul O'Keefe  

o        “We Eat with Different Spoons These Days”: The Maintenance of Pastoralism as a Social Formation in the Sahara and Sahel
Franklin C. Graham IV 

o        Chronic Food Insecurity in Kenya’s Asal Areas: Naturalizing Uneven Development through Depeasantization and Deproletarianization
Naomi Shanguhyia and Brent McCusker

Resources from Antipode‘s archives


domingo, 15 de Dezembro de 2013

53 UN-Habitat Model Projects 2013/2014

53 UN-Habitat Model Projects 2013/2014, Time to Think Urban
«The efforts of UN-Habitat have been focused on building a brighter future for developing cities, which are most in need of support in guiding the process of urbanization. This catalogue of projects centres on three fundamental generators of wealth and employment in cities: planning and urban design, urban law and urban economy. It includes experiences in applying UN-Habitat's methodolgy of community participation in the provision of basic services, housing and urban reconstruction. It also highlights how legislation, governance and soil treatment plays a key role in achieving urban transformation.»

quinta-feira, 12 de Dezembro de 2013

quarta-feira, 11 de Dezembro de 2013

Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

UN-HABITAT (2013). Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility. Global Report on Human Settlements 2013

domingo, 1 de Dezembro de 2013

Development and Mitigation Forum

Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town
Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi
Cape Town from 27 – 29 January, 2014

quarta-feira, 27 de Novembro de 2013



Vol. 2, Issue 3, 2013

Editorial Preface
Participatory e-Planning, Complexity in Planning & Urban Planning in Africa
Carlos Nunes Silva

Article 1
The Impact of Web-Based Media on Evolution of Participatory Urban Planning and E-Democracy in Poland (pages 1-16)
Maja Grabkowska, Lukasz Pancewicz, Iwona Sagan
The article examines the relationship between the use of Web-based media and the emergence of social movements focused on urban agenda in Poland. The authors’ aim is... Sample PDF

Article 2
Investigating E-Planning in Practice: Applying the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology Model (pages 17-29)
Wayne Williamson, Bruno Parolin
In the authors’ previous article (Williamson & Parolin, 2012) the authors used data collected through case studies and the application of Actor-Network Theory (ANT).... Sample PDF

Article 3
Increasing the Relevance of Urban Planning Education in African Cities (pages 30-37)
Nancy Odendaal
The Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) is a peer-to-peer network of 50 Universities in Africa that teach urban planning degrees. In 2008, the AAPS receiv... Sample PDF

Article 4
Transforming Critical Infrastructure: Matching the Complexity of the Environment to Policy (pages 38-49)
Liz Varga, Fatih Camci, Joby Boxall, Amir Toossi, John Machell, Phil T. Blythe, Colin Taylor
The application of complexity science to policy for critical infrastructure systems has never been more important. A number of issues highlight the need for policy t... Sample PDF

Article 5
E-Governance Development in Africa: Overview of Barriers and Challenges for Urban E-Planning (pages 50-63)
Carlos Nunes Silva
This note explores trends in e-governance development in Africa and examines barriers and challenges confronting the development of Urban e-Planning in the continent... Sample PDF

Digital Cities: The Internet and the Geography of Opportunity
Carlos Nunes Silva

Carlos Nunes Silva

International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR)