Gabinete de Urbanização Colonial

The Gabinete de Urbanização Colonial (1944-1974) of Portugal was a government office responsible for urban planning in Portuguese colonies in Africa and Asia. It began operating in 1945. In 1951 it became the Gabinete de Urbanização do Ultramar, and in 1957 the Direcção de Serviços de Urbanismo e Habitação of the Overseas Ministry public works department.[1] Staff included Joao A. de Aguiar, Rogerio Cavaca, and Pinto Coelho.[2]

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  1. ^ Walter Rossa (2016). "Luanda and Maputo: Accounts of the Two Capitals in Urban Heritage Discourse". Journal of Lusophone Studies. American Portuguese Studies Association. 1. hdl:10316/34093. ISSN 2469-4800.  
  2. ^ Carlos Nunes Silva, ed. (2015). Urban Planning in Lusophone African Countries. UK: Ashgate. ISBN 978-1472444882.


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