Republic of the Congo
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ELEMENTS OF CONTEXT
HISTORY OF CITIES – HERITAGE
“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)
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.
SOME INTERESTING PRACTICES
Social and economic aspects
QUALITY OF HOUSING
INFORMAL HOUSING / SLUM / HOMELESS
ROLE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES
Cultural aspects – Religious – Symbolic
Bibliography & Sitography
Country file of Congo on the website e-Geopolis