Urban regeneration of 11 neighborhoods in Angola
For the long period of the civil war in Angola, Luanda city – the country’s capital – grew haphazardly and was unable to respond to the massive population flow from the interior regions, transforming from a city designed for 500,000 people into a metropolis with over 6.5 million inhabitants. The lack of planning and investment in infrastructure, amenties and urban services has caused pollution problems, poor health conditions, problems with accessibility and a low quality of life in general. All this has affected the competitiveness of the city and the country, in spite of the availability of important natural resources.
One of the main projects developed by IDOM has been the Program for the Urban Transformation of 11 districts of the Angolan capital, an area of over 2,500 hectares with more than 650,000 inhabitants. Substantial improvement in the quality of life in these neighbourhoods has been achieved.
Integrating the realities and vocations of the neighborhoods in coordination with the rest of the city
The Urban Transformation Program of 11 districts of Luanda represents an unprecedented initiative to improve the quality of life of the more than 650,000 of the residents of the city. Its vision considers and integrates the different realities and vocations of the neighborhoods, in coordination with the rest of the city, defining objectives and intervention strategies: from an approach to urban acupuncture, with integral modelling, reflected in the 11 Urban Master Plans and Infrastructure Projects.
IDOM, in collaboration with the various authorities in the country and the city, has followed the recommendations of the United Nations for urban development. In this case, through the strengthening of economic and social structures of proximity, integrating new housing and amenities with mixed uses that generate local employment, promoting eco-sustainable mobility and the improved quality of public space – a key element in the dynamics of life of each neighbourhood, and expanding the provision of urban services and infrastructure. Furthermore, the program includes an Institutional Training Plan for knowledge transfer and GIS training for sanitation companies, and programs for calculating urban development budgets (PRESTO), for the management and monitoring of works.