World Habitat Day 2020 is an opportunity for broad participation in a global discussion on the transforming impact of COVID-19 in the housing sector and how to explore better ways to build our societies, leveraging the role of housing as a catalyst for progressive guarantee of human rights and as a basis for people's well-being. Housing issues must be at the center of sustainable and inclusive urban development. The current pandemic has brought up the housing paradox: at a time when people are in urgent need of housing, millions of apartments and houses remain empty. The general objective of this Aula Magna is to present the global panorama of housing in the Portuguese-speaking world, its main challenges, and concepts about inclusive, accessible and adequate housing, in addition to providing a debate among specialists on the theme from Portuguese-speaking countries (Brazil, Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé & Príncipe).

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