Cidades sustentáveis
: habitação acessível e sustentável

  • Maria Gomes de Pinho Alves (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This thesis deals with right to housing, a fundamental pillar in the area of social rights connected to the well-being and quality of life of its citizens, and the difficulties its adequate protection faces, considering that in the last couple of years the cost of renting and house purchasing has increased significantly, and lack of funds should not be an impediment to fair housing choice. Thus, this right will be studied in a city context, taking into account its particular characteristics, giving relevance to the measures taken at state and city council level and in particular, to the way in which these measures reconcile principles and rights of a social order (i.e., sufficient and quality housing for those who do not have the means themselves) to environmental sustainability requirements (namely through urban rehabilitation). At city council level, the measures adopted by the municipality of Porto will be taken as a reference, highlighting the role that urban planning plays in guaranteeing affordable housing through Inclusionary Zoning. Lastly, some suggestions regarding possible measures will be made, in order to allow more individuals to access the existing housing programs.
Date of Award6 Jul 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorFernanda Paula Oliveira (Supervisor)


  • Sustainable cities
  • Environmental rights
  • Affordable housing
  • Housing
  • Urban rehabilitation
  • Urban planning


  • Mestrado em Direito

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