The world is transitioning to an irrevocable urban future whose epicentre has moved into the cities of Asia and Africa, which together will account for 86% of all growth in the world’s urban population over the next four decades.
This unprecedented increase will pose new environmental, economic and social challenges, which demand new understandings given that city-making and remaking are entangled in these vast multi-dimensional shifts. We need fresh theories to shape our urban futures.
The MPhil Southern Urbanism seeks to nurture the next generation of urban scholars from Africa rooted in Southern city perspectives.
Join the African Centre for Cities for the MPhil Southern Urbanism Open Day to learn about the programme.
12:00-12:15 What is Southern Urbanism? — Prof Edgar Pieterse
12:15-12:35 MPhil Programme Overview — Dr Anna Selmeczi
12:35-12:55 City as Classroom
12:55-13:10 Student input
13:10-13:30 Open Q&A
WHEN | Thursday, 15 September 2022
TIME | 12:-13:30
WHERE | Davies Reading Room, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Light refreshments served