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Realising the Just City

May 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The African Centre for Cities in collaboration with Mistra Urban Futures is hosting a workshop on Realising the Just City.

The signing of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 demonstrated that there is an increasing global pledge to foster just cities that are ‘inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’. Although there is a shared commitment to socio-spatial justice, how this can be realised is more complicated. This workshop aims to draw representatives from academic institutions, civil society and the public sector together to discuss how just cities are understood, and how to achieve them.

Mistra Urban Futures is made up of five local interaction platforms in four cities around the world: Cape Town (based at ACC), Gothenburg, Greater Manchester, Kisumu and Malmö. The purpose is to develop coproduced, collaborative and comparative research across the cities. This workshop forms part of this research process.

For more information, contact Rike Sitas on rike.sitas@uct.ac.za.

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