Republic of the Congo

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ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT

HISTORY

DEMOGRAPHY

SOCIO-ECONOMICAL CONTEXT

HABITAT

HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE

URBAN HOUSING

“Congo has the highest rate of urbanization highest in Africa, comparable to France or Italy. This high concentration of population in cities increases, the rest of the country, the feeling of emptiness in this population sparsely populated country … The overall density barely reaches 12 inhabitants per km2.

“Urbanization is struggling to deploy outside of the historic axis, irrigated through the railway and the road completed. (…) The urban growth is now equal to that of the country, which reflects the fact that the rate of urbanization is saturated, the urban transition is now complete. Urban growth depends on more than the increase in the overall population, which remains high.

“The challenge is to bring Congo Development outside the urban fringe of the South, which is only a tiny part of the country.” (1)

RURAL HOUSING

RIGHT TO HOUSING

Since 2005, Article 48 of the Constitution guarantees the right to adequate housing, the right of access to drinking water and electricity. The law establishes the procedures for exercising those rights. Source: “The right to housing” CETIM.

FORCED EVICTION

LAND RIGHTS

LAND GRABBING

VULNERABLE GROUPS

SOME INTERESTING PRACTICES

Social and economic aspects

HOUSING MARKET

QUALITY OF HOUSING

INFORMAL HOUSING / SLUM / HOMELESS

ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Cultural aspects – Religious – Symbolic

Environmental aspects

Bibliography & Sitography

  1. Country file of Congo on the website e-Geopolis

MAJOR PROBLEMS BY CIVIL SOCIETY

CLAIMS MAJOR CIVIL SOCIETY

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTORS

  • GRET CONGO = nonprofit organization working in international network brings together professionals and Cooperative Development. Congo, among other they lead projects on infrastructure rehabilitation health – urban planning – clean neighborhoods. Representation in Congo: WebsiteContact them.

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