• Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique

    Workshop in Alto Molocue

  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique

    Alto Molocue density

  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique

    Alto Molocue Territorial Model

  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique

    Alto Molocue view

  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique
  • Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique

Structural Urban Plans in five cities of Mozambique

The institutional decentralisation Mozambique undertook in 2014 presented an excellent opportunity for local development and planning. In close collaboration with the Mozambican office Vocação Técnica Lda, TSPA developed a Structural Urban Plan (Plano de Estrutura Urbana) for five of these recently formed municipalities.
The project took place in five cities, three of which are located in the northern province of Zambezia, one of the poorest and least developed in the country- Alto Molocue, Gurue, Milange -. One of the other two Nhamatanda is situated in Sofala province, dramatically affected by cyclone Idai. Finally, Boane is in the southern part of the nation within the province of the capital Maputo which’s recent urban sprawl encroached on Boane municipality forming the largest conurbation in the country.
Since newly formed municipalities lacked an adequate spatial planning tool, Plano de Estrutura Urbana (PEU) presented a territorial management instrument that defines the spatial organisation of entire municipal areas in a similar effort to our previous project PEU Sussundenga.
This spatial planning tool undertook a collaborative and participative decision-making process as opposed to the conventional western modernism planning, enabling cooperation across private stakeholders and the public sector was a vital component of the project: The consortium held a series of workshops with city leaders and interest groups in the cities over the entire project.
The result of this approach led to empirical findings and more direct engagement of public institutions in the decision-making process. Since the fragility of the local institutions and the dearth of existing planning material posed additional challenges to plan the future development based on the municipalities’ current dynamics.
In a context of rapid demographic growth and scarce institutional control on regulated land ownership, we used advanced image analysis tools to retrieve information on the current informal patterns.
The collection of comprehensive information relied mostly on the remote recruitment of open spatial data and in situ data collection through workshops and questionnaires. A spatial data repository has been originated by collecting open-source data from international humanitarian organisations (The World Bank, UN-Habitat), volunteering open data libraries (OSM) and intergovernmental space agencies (NASA, ESA).TSPA used satellite images and geographic information tools that provided data that was then classified and analysed turning to be not only a cognitive instrument but also produced development scenarios and defined design solutions as a result of the interpolation and manipulation of data. This data-driven approach encouraged the development of predictive models and real solutions.

Team: Filippo Imberti, Luca Eisen, Maarten Temisela, Valentina Travaglino, Graham Pugh, Andrea Fantin Collaborators: Vocação Técnica Lda Consultants: Evandro Holz, Liz Gauntner Date: August 2019 Type: Commission Client: MITADER - Mozambican Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development Location: Boane, Nhamatanda, Gurué, Alto Molocue, Milange Subject: City & Landscape Planning, Urban Design Surface: 47.9 km2 to 589.36 Km2 Status: Completed