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October 2017

ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series: Thinking Emancipatory Change through In-depth Urban Case Studies

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - December 7 @ 4:30 pm
African Centre for Cities,
UCT Upper Campus
Cape Town, South Africa
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African Centre for Cities presents its annual seminar series by the Notations of Theories of Radical Urban Change (NOTRUC) project. The 2017 series is entitled 'Thinking Emancipatory Change from Cape Town, Nairobi to New Orleans'.

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Joining Forces for Change: Building Learning Alliances for Social and Environmental Justice in Urban Sierra Leone

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Pink Room, Centlivres Building,
Upper Campus, University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
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African Centre for Cities is hosting the co-directors of the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre Joseph Macarthy and Braima Koroma on 24 October in Cape Town.

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ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series: ‘Nai-Rob-Me’ ‘Nai-Beg-Me’ ‘Nai-Shanty’: Historicizing Space-Subjectivity Connections in Nairobi from its Ruins

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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African Centre for Cities presents its annual seminar series by the Notations of Theories of Radical Urban Change (NOTRUC) project. The 2017 series is entitled 'Thinking Emancipatory Change from Cape Town, Nairobi to New Orleans'.

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November 2017

ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series: Reflection is Part of Rehabilitation: Interventions in the History of a Land Occupation

November 1 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
African Centre for Cities,
UCT Upper Campus
Cape Town, South Africa
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The third seminar in the annual ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series is presented by Koni Benson on Reflection is Part of Rehabilitation: Interventions in the History of a Land Occupation at 15:00 in Studio 3, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town. ABSTRACT In The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin writes: “To accept one’s past- one’s history- is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is, learning how to use it. An invented past can never be used;…

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ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series: Contesting the Coast: Infrastructure, Ecology and Coastal Planning in New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Studio 3,
ENGEO Building, Upper Campus. University of Cape Town,
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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This seminar focuses on environmental politics and regional urban planning based on a paper by Dr Joshua Lewis and Dr Henrik Ernstson called Contesting the Coast: Infrastructure, Ecology and Coastal Planning in New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta. The paper is presented by Dr Henrik Ernstson who works at ACC and is affiliated to KTH Royal Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester. The presentation will take place on 8 November 2017, at 15:00 in Studio 3, Environmental…

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Mistra Urban Futures Annual International Conference 2017

November 13 - November 15
Realising Just Cities

Mistra Urban Futures Annual International Conference takes place from 13 to 15 November 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya under the banner "Realising Just Cities - Learning Through Comparison". The rapidly growing number of people moving into cities all over the world also present a challenge of unprecedented size. It is crucial to find ways to make urbanisation a source for wealth, health and sustainability – which is shared. Mistra Urban Futures arranges yearly a conference about Realising Just Cities. Keynote speakers…

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December 2017

ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series: Producing water scarcity in São Paulo, Brazil: The 2014 Water Crisis and the Binding Politics of Infrastructure

December 7 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
Studio 1,
Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Cape Town, South Africa
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The last instalment of the annual ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series is presented by Dr Nate Millington on Producing water scarcity in São Paulo, Brazil: The 2014 Water Crisis and the Binding  Politics of Infrastructure at 15:00 in Studio 1, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town. ABSTRACT In 2014, political intransigence combined with a severe drought to push São Paulo, Brazil, to the edge of a profound water crisis. In this paper, I consider the response to the crisis on…

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February 2018

African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference 2018

February 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
University of Cape Town,
Upper Campus
Cape Town , Western Cape South Africa
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To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the establishment of the African Centre for Cities, we are hosting the ACC International Urban Conference from 1 to 3 February 2018, at the University of Cape Town.

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