Climate Design : working with vulnerable urbanities in Mozambique

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Anne Lærke Jørgensen
  • Stine Sonne
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
The project of ‘Climate Design – Working with vulnerable urbanities in Mozambique’ deals with the challenges of climate change adaptation in vulnerable informal areas. The project takes place in North-eastern Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. The area is attractively located close to the ocean and the city centre and has lately experiences a rapid uncontrolled growth in housing developments. The areas low elevation makes it vulnerable to a rising sea-level and run-off water, which already now coursing unstable conditions for the build environment and will due to the prospect of climate change only worsen in the future. The first product of the report is a strategic process and action plan focusing on how the elements of infrastructure, barriers and landscape modification can form a flexible solution for how the area can adapt to climate change, through projects that benefit development in North-eastern Maputo. The second product is a zoom in design of an 8 ha large area located on a hillside bordering North-eastern Maputo. It focuses on how a new road and a wadi can be implemented in an area around an erosion trench in such a way that they accommodate the
present local urban concerns. More specifically it addresses issues of water treatment, accessibility, densification, programming and creation of community generators.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2 Jun 2010
Number of pages121
Publishing institutionAalborg University
ID: 32250523