domingo, 31 de janeiro de 2016

The Nordic Africa Days




The Nordic Africa Days
Nordic Africa Institute - Biennial International Conference
 
"Gender and change: global challenges for Africa?"

23 – 24 September 2016
 
Uppsala Sweden

sábado, 30 de janeiro de 2016

59th Annual Meeting of the ASA


 
"Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies" 
December 1 - 3, 2016
 


segunda-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2016

A produção recente de periferias urbanas africanas. Discursos, práticas e configuração espacial: Maputo versus Luanda e Joanesburgo



 
Vanessa Melo (2015). A produção recente de periferias urbanas africanas. Discursos, práticas e configuração espacial: Maputo versus Luanda e Joanesburgo. Lisboa: Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade de Lisboa, 2015. 531 p.

domingo, 17 de janeiro de 2016

La mobilité urbaine à Marrakech : enjeux et perspectives



 
Abdelghani Nakhli (2015). La mobilité urbaine à Marrakech : enjeux et perspectives. Géographie. Université Michel de Montaigne - Bordeaux III, 338 pages.

sábado, 16 de janeiro de 2016

De Lourenço Marques à Maputo : genèse et formation d'une ville. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace





Teodoro Cândido Vales (2014). De Lourenço Marques à Maputo : genèse et formation d'une ville. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université de Grenoble.

sexta-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2016

Liberdade & ortodoxia : infraestruturas de arquitectura moderna em Moçambique (1951-1964)



Elisiário José Vital Miranda (2013). Liberdade & ortodoxia : infraestruturas de arquitectura moderna em Moçambique (1951-1964). Braga: Universidade do Minho, 614 pp.

domingo, 8 de novembro de 2015

Sustainable Urban Development in Africa.



Abstract / Resumo

«Africa is looking forward to the attainment of Agenda 2063, a long term regional agenda to achieve development in five decades. This process will be supported by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the outcome of HABITAT III, which will define the New Urban Agenda for the next 20 years. In this context sustainable urbanization and human settlements development must unlock the benefits of economic agglomerations, realize the force of economic clusters for competitiveness and enhanced productivity by putting the levers of sustainable urbanization in place. This paper provides information and suggestion on how sustainable urban development in Africa can serve as an enabler in attaining the desired structural transformation, increased prosperity and peaceful co-existence within the framework of Agenda 2063.» (In UN-HABITAT)

 

quinta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2015

Solutions Gateway - Low Carbon Solutions for Urban Development Challenges


 
«The Solutions Gateway is an online resource platform for Local Governments where they will be able to find possible Low Emissions Development (LED) Solutions for their cities. (...) developed and tested under the Urban-LEDS project [ www.urban-leds.org ], funded by the European Union, and jointly implemented by ICLEI and UN-Habitat.» (In Solutions Gateway)

quarta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2015

Urban-LEDS project



«Urban-LEDS: An Urban Low Emissions Development Strategy (Urban-LEDS), or Low Emissions Urban Development Strategy, defines a pathway to transition a city to a low emission, green and inclusive urban economy, through its integration into city development plans and processes. The Urban-LEDS project: The Urban-LEDS project, funded by the European Commission, and implemented by UN-Habitat and ICLEI, has the objective of enhancing the transition to low emission urban development in four emerging economy countries». (In Urban-LEDS)

terça-feira, 3 de novembro de 2015

International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning


«The Guidelines provide national governments, local authorities, civil society organizations and planning professionals with a global reference framework that promotes more compact, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities and territories that foster sustainable urban development and are resilient to climate change.» (In UN-HABITAT)

sexta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH - Volume 4, Issue 4, 2015


 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH

Volume 4, Issue 4, 2015

http://www.igi-global.com/ijepr

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

Social Media, Spatial Representation and Citizen Engagement in Urban Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)


RESEARCH ARTICLES

Social Media for Public Involvement and Sustainability in International Planning and Development
Laura G. Willems (Griffith University, Nathan, Australia), Tooran Alizadeh (Griffith University, Nathan, Australia)

Semantic Spatial Representation, an Experimental Proposal in the Framework of eParticipation
Angioletta Voghera (Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy), Rossella Crivello (Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)

Concerns Management, E-Government and E-Participation: Experiences and Findings from Germany
Tobias Vaerst (wer denkt was GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany), Theresa Steffens (wer denkt was GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany), Robert Lokaiczyk (wer denkt was GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany)

BOOK REVIEWS

Spatial Planning Systems and Practices in Europe
Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)

Dutch Land-Use Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva (Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)

segunda-feira, 28 de setembro de 2015

7th African Population Conference



Government of South Africa & Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)
November 30 - 4 December 2015
Theme
 "Demographic Dividend in Africa: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges"

sábado, 26 de setembro de 2015

AFRICITIES SUMMIT 2015

7th Africities Summit
 
Johannesburg - South Africa
29 November to 3 December 2015

Theme:
“SHAPING THE FUTURE OF AFRICA WITH THE PEOPLE:THE CONTRIBUTION OF AFRICAN LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO the AGENDA 2063 of THE AFRICAN UNION” 

segunda-feira, 14 de setembro de 2015

Visita de estudo a Cabo Verde

PLANEAMENTO URBANO EM ÁFRICA
Ano letivo 2014-2015


Os alunos da unidade curricular ‘Planeamento Urbano em África’ (opção, 4º semestre) realizaram uma visita de estudo a Cabo Verde com o intuito de analisar o desenvolvimento urbano e a política de ordenamento do território e de urbanismo de Cabo Verde. A visita de estudo decorreu de 5 a 12 de setembro de 2015. Os alunos contactaram os diferentes agentes do sistema de gestão territorial de Cabo Verde, analisaram e discutiram os problemas, os desafios e as oportunidades com que os municípios cabo-verdianos estão confrontados, e visitaram os 9 municípios da ilha de Santiago. Participaram na visita de estudo os seguintes estudantes: Antónia Mais; Bernardo Barros; Edmundo Isac; Inês Costa; Januário Silva; Letícia Fernandez; Pedro Barata; Ronice Tavares; Susana Mendes; Suzana Silva.

sexta-feira, 4 de setembro de 2015

Urban Planning in Lusophone African Countries



                
 Reviews: ‘Carlos Nunes Silva’s edited volume gives an account of urban planning in Lusophone African cities for an Anglophone readership for the first time. It thereby contributes to overcoming the linguistic barriers that constrain planning discourse and practice in Africa. This makes it an important book for those interested in comparing colonial planning legacies and understanding their on-going impact on Africa’s cities.’
Lindsay Bremner, University of Westminster, UK

'Have you ever wondered how history and culture shape current and future urban patterns and forms? Now you have a key reference with some good pointers and relevant answers from a range of well researched and rich experiences. This easy-to-read volume is a must for anyone aiming at understanding the urban planning legacies in Lusophone African countries and beyond. This publication will go down as one of the rare urban planning source books on Lusophone countries available to English-speaking audiences. In that way, it fills a huge language and scientific gap.'
Remy Sietchiping, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya

‘The thematic chapters of this important volume blaze a trail in many respects. It is the first major comprehensive text in English on colonial and post-colonial urban planning in Lusophone African countries. Together, the chapters do a marvellous job of interrogating the avowed and covert aims of colonial and contemporary urban planning in these countries. It is a “must-read” for anyone with an interest in modernist urban planning from historical and contemporary perspectives. The editor must be commended for assembling the respected team of scholars that contributed to the volume.’
Ambe Njoh, University of South Florida, USA

sexta-feira, 3 de julho de 2015

UrbanLex - The Urban Law Database





Search by Region (countries), etc.
UN-HABITAT - What is Urban Law? Urban law is the collection of policies, laws, decisions and practices that govern the management and development of the urban environment.

quinta-feira, 2 de julho de 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2015

 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2015

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

EDITORIAL PREFACE 

Virtual Identification, Public Engagement and 3D Cadastral Systems
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
 

RESEARCH ARTICLES 

Virtual Identification of Dwelling Characteristics Online for Analysis of Urban Resource Consumption (pages 1-28)
Maryam Saydi,Department of Infrastructure Engineering Melbourne School of Engineering The University of Melbourne, Australia
Ian Bishop, University of Melbourne, Australia 

PEER: A Framework for Public Engagement in Emergency Response (pages 29-46)
David Lorenzi, Rutgers University, Newark, USA
Soon Ae Chun, City University of New York, USA
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, Newark, USA
Basit Shafiq, Lahore Univ. of Management Sciences, D.H.A Lahore, Pakistan
Vijay. Atluri, Rutgers University, Newark, USA
Nabil R. Adam, Rutgers University, Newark, USA 

Integration of Legal Aspects in 3D Cadastral Systems (pages 47-71)
Mohamed Sobaih Ali El-Mekawy, Stockholm University, Sweden
Jesper M. Paasch, Lantmäteriet, Sweden
Jenny Paulsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

 
CONFERENCE REPORT

The International Geographical Union ‘Commission on Geography of Governance' - Annual Conference: Lisbon, Portugal - April 9-10, 2015
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
 

BOOK REVIEW

Emergent Urbanism. Urban Planning & Design in Times of Structural and Systemic Change
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

terça-feira, 30 de junho de 2015

La ciudad colonial y la cuestión de la vivenda Tetuán-Larache 1912-1956


 
Alejandro Mujada (2015). La ciudad colonial y la cuestión de la vivenda Tetuán-Larache 1912-1956. Sevilha: Editorial Universidad de Sevilha

segunda-feira, 15 de junho de 2015

Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea. An In-visible Colony, 1890-1941


 
Sean Anderson (2015). Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea. An In-visible Colony, 1890-1941. Farnham: Ashgate.

sábado, 30 de maio de 2015

Urban Governance in Post-Apartheid Cities. Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s Metropoles


 
Christoph Haferburg & Marie Huchzermeyer (eds.) (2015). Urban Governance in Post-Apartheid Cities. Modes of Engagement in South Africa’s Metropoles.
Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.

segunda-feira, 25 de maio de 2015

On Planting and Planning. The Making of British Colonial Cities & Lusaka: The New Capital of Northern Rhodesia


 
Robert Home (2013). On Planting and Planning. The Making of British Colonial Cities. London: Routledge, 2nd edition, 260 pages (ISBN 978-0-415-54054-4)
 
 

Lusaka: The New Capital of Northern Rhodesia. [Introduction by Robert Home]. London: Routledge, 2013, 131 pages (ISBN 978-0-415-82868-0)


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. Carlos Nunes Silva (2015). Book review 'On Planting and Planning & Lusaka: The New Capital of Northern Rhodesia", In Planning Perspectives. An International Journal of History, Planning and the Environment, Vol. 30 (4): 675-678.
 

quarta-feira, 20 de maio de 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH, Volume 4, Issue 2, 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH,
Volume 4, Issue 2, 2015

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

GUEST EDITORIAL PREFACE

Smart Cities, Smart Governments and Smart Citizens: A Brief Introduction
Gabriel Puron Cid (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, Aguascalientes, Mexico), J. Ramon Gil-Garcia (University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA), Jing Zhang (Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA)

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Extracting Citizen Values as Inputs for Designing Citizen-Responsive Urban e-Planning Services: The VOICE Approach and a Demonstration in the Healthcare Context
Na Liu (Singapore Management University, Singapore), Alex Gavino (Singapore Management University, Singapore), Sandeep Purao (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA)

 Well-Done, Mr. Mayor!': Linguistic Analysis of Municipal Facebook Pages
Nili Steinfeld (Ariel University, Ariel, Israel), Azi Lev-On (School of Communication, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel)

Limits and Potential for eGov and Smart City in Local Government: A Cluster Analysis Concerning ICT Infrastructure and Use
Erico Przeybilovicz (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil), Wesley Vieira da Silva (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil), Maria Alexandra Cunha (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil)

Is Brazilian Open Government Data Actually Open Data?: An Analysis of the Current Scenario
Kellyton dos Santos Brito (Pernambuco Rural Federal University and Pernambuco Federal University, Recife, Brazil), Marcos Antônio da Silva Costa (Brazilian Federal Service of Prosecution, Recife, Brazil), Vinicius Cardoso Garcia (Pernambuco Federal University, Recife, Brazil), Silvio Romero de Lemos Meira (Pernambuco Federal University, Recife, Brazil)

 
BOOK REVIEW

Smart City: How to Create Public and Economic Value with High Technology in Urban Space
Gabriel Puron-Cid (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A.C. (CIDE), Mexico)

 

sexta-feira, 15 de maio de 2015

Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid


 
Philip Harrison, Graeme Gotz, Alison Todes and Chris Wray (Eds.) (2015). Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg after Apartheid. Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 656 pages

sábado, 2 de maio de 2015

How property tax would benefit Africa

 
Nara Monkan & Mick Moore (2015). How property tax would benefit Africa.
London: Africa Research Institute.

sábado, 11 de abril de 2015

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH - Volume 4, Issue 1, 2015



INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-PLANNING RESEARCH
Volume 4, Issue 1, 2015


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

 
EDITORIAL PREFACE

Web-based Public Participation, Crowdsourced Information, Electronic Brainstorming and Blogging in Urban E-Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

RESEARCH ARTICLES

Web-based Public Participation in Urban Planning Competitions
Susa Eräranta, Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland
Maarit Kahila-Tani, Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics, Aalto University, Aalto, Finland
Pilvi Nummi-Sund, Development and City Planning Centre, Municipality of Sipoo, Sipoo, Finland

 
Capturing Volunteered Historical Information: Lessons from Development of a Local Government Crowdsourcing Tool
Jennifer Minner, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, USA
Michael Holleran, Austin School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Andrea Roberts, Austin School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Joshua Conrad, Austin School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Electronic Brainstorming Research and its Implications for E-Planning
Paul B. Paulus, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

 
CONFERENCE REPORT

Blogging the City: Research, Collaboration, and Engagement in Urban E-Planning. Critical Notes from a Conference
Pierre Clavel, Cornell University, USA
Kenneth Fox, Cornell University, USA
Christopher Leo, Department of Political Science, University of Winnipeg, Canada
Anabel Quan-Hasse, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dean Saitta, Department of Anthropology, University of Denver, USA
LaDale Winling, Department of History, Virginia Tech, USA

BOOK REVIEW

Urban Complexity and Planning
Carlos Nunes Silva, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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quarta-feira, 8 de abril de 2015

Asmara. La Petite Rome africaine



Antoinette Jeanson-Martin & Paul-Antoine Martin (2015). Asmara. La Petite Rome africaine. Balades dans la capitale de l'Érythrée. Paris: L’Harmattan, 164 pages (ISBN: 978-2-343-05684-5)