Políticas de Habitação (not translated)


a)To understand the content of the Right to Housing and the implications of its adoption as a fundamental right.
b)To justify the importance of residential real estate for the national economies and its weight in the property of families and communities.
c)To justify the need for housing policy as a framework for action.
d)To understand housing policy in the context of public policies, developing a critical attitude.
e)To justify the need for public intervention in different market segments, identifying its basics and objectives.
f)To examine the problem of housing in local plans.
g)To evaluate the needs for housing.
h)To evaluate some programs and measures of housing policy, identifying their main achievements and failures.
i)To develop skills of synthesis and verbal communication.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Gonçalo Manuel Ferreira dos Santos Antunes


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language





CML, 2008-2009, Programa Local de habitação de Lisboa (textos preparatórios, workshops e Conferências);
INHRU, Plano (Nacional) Estratégico de Habitação, PEH 2008-2013 (relatório executivo: relatório nº1- Diagnóstico, carências e problemas habitacionais; relatório nº 2- Políticas de Habitação; relatório nº 3- Estratégias e modelos de intervenção) e Atlas da Habitação de Portugal, INHRU/ Universidade Católica, Lisboa, 2007;
SERRA, Nuno, 2002, Estado, Território e Estratégias de Habitação, Coimbra, Quarteto Editora (pp. 35-246);
FERREIRA, Mª Júlia (coord.), 2001, Condomínios habitacionais fechados: realidades e utopias, Lisboa, CEGPR, DGPR/FCSH (pp. 15-30; 139-144);
FERREIRA, A. Fonseca, 1987, Por uma nova Política de Habitação, Porto, Afrontamento, 1987 (pp. 59-124; 129-139).

Teaching method

Expositive and practical classes (guidance of written work and oral presentation of their abstracts), 50% theoretical, 50% practical.

Evaluation method

The reading of selected texts will be subject to evaluation through a written test; Each student will, individually or in groups, prepare and submit a written essay and will give an oral presentation of its summary.(100%)

Subject matter

I. Theories and Housing Policies
II. Housing market and land market
III. The Housing Policy
IV. The Portuguese Housing Policy by segments