Renew. Energy Environ. Sustain.
Volume 6, 2021
Clean Energy and Low Waste
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Cities without slums and the right to the city: slums in Subsaharan Africa
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal
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Received in final form: 16 June 2021
Accepted: 18 June 2021
This paper discusses the issues unravelled by The UN's Cities without Slums Campaign which has been inappropriately communicated across Africa as a project to eradicate slums. Focusing on the Sub Saharan capital of Angola, Luanda. The theme equally explores the 3S's concept in Architecture − Social, Sustainable and Standard solutions − aiming to develop a Social Housing Program, called MUSSUS, in the context of UN-HABITAT and Proficient-EU concepts of slum-upgrading, including bioclimatic design and communal work. The concept of ZEB house is also introduced, including renewable energy systems, and passive design techniques. Mass-construction of houses is achieved, by modular standardisation, but providing adaptability to each family' needs. The main goal is to provide the community with the tools to change their environment, significantly improving quality of life.
© N. Albuquerque and M. Correia Guedes, Published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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