From 15th to 18th of February 2016, a UN-Habitat team led another Rapid Planning Studio — this time in Nampula Mozambique. The workshop allowed local planners and leaders to discuss potential development strategies for their rapidly growing city with the UN-Habitat experts.
Nampula — a city with an estimated population of over 600’000 inhabitants — is the capital of Mozambique’s most populous province with more than 4 million inhabitants. The city’s massive in-migration and consequent housing shortage challenges current capacities to manage land effectively.
Addressing the challenges from three standpoints — legislation, finance/economy, and urban planning/design — allowed to deliver informed and feasible outcomes. Thanks to an energetic and collaborative atmosphere among the participants, the workshop successfully promoted more sustainable urban development strategies for Nampula.