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Climate Change and DIY Urbanism in Luanda and Maputo: New Urban Strategies?


Year published: 2019
Categories: Journal Article

Author / Authors:

  • Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues


Climate-related phenomena historically have had an impact on the lives of urban dwellers of Luanda and Maputo. Recently, however, urban expansion and congestion of different sorts, aggravated by climate change impacts, call for renewed responses on the part of residents. Rising sea levels and harder impacts of flooding are the most disturbing issues in the two coastal capitals, demanding both institutional responses and strategies of urban residents, particularly the most vulnerable. Based on qualitative data collected in Luanda and Maputo, this article describes how urban residents aim to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change and by doing so, shape the cities they live in and their environment.

International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (2019) (Published online: 04 Mar 2019)


  • Journal Article