Quand le Brésil et la Chine construisent l'Afrique émergente: flux de capitaux, infrastructure et immobilier dans la production de l'urbain en Angola.

Auteur Higor CARVALHO
Directeur /trice Prof. Armelle CHOPLIN
Co-directeur(s) /trice(s)
Résumé de la thèse

This research aims to study how emerging countries’ capital – Brazilian and Chinese ones - flows in the production of urban infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa, having Angola as a study case. Africa is rising, new kinds of investments arrive over the region and new cities are built from scratch either by foreign companies or, in a lesser extent, by an incipient real estate industry. In this scenario, the role of emerging economies in funding and building infrastructure for African territorial development has become crucial, replacing traditional dependence on multilateral institutions or on previous colonial powers. Partnerships with construction firms from Brazil and China have changed the urbanisation scenario over the continent in the last two decades, providing them with housing and big infrastructure projects. This transformation has its consequences in geopolitical relations, but also has important impacts in urbanisation, in financial geography and in policymaking. Building on previous works I have undertaken on housing financialisation, this research will study how capital from Brazil and China have transformed the urban landscape in Africa, filling an important comparative research gap and promoting scientific bridges between stakeholders from different countries.

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