This video was prepared based on a slide show which illustrated research into living and housing conditions in a new expansion area of Maputo city, undertaken in 1989-90. The main aim was to document the 'frontline' of urbanisation in the city at the time, as what was more 'rural' forms of land use and living became 'urban' - a process continuing much further out today. The video is not very good quality but provides some historic information which can be useful. It has been uploaded in conjunction with the website for the later 'Home Space in the African city' research (2009-12, see http://www.homespace.dk), which included data from the 1990 study as part of its longitudinal analysis. Paul Jenkins led the 1990 study, which was undertaken under the UNCHS (Habitat) National Housing Policy project for Mozambique 1987-90.