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September 2020

REFRAME Conversation 2: Political Economy of Urban Transformation

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

African Centre for Cities and partners present the REFRAME platform to promote informed debate and proposition on how best we can programmatically advance sustainable and inclusive African cities. This propositional conversation series seeks to set an agenda and provide a set of coordinates for multilateral partners, knowledge institutions, social movements, governments, networks and concerned business to gravitate around. The intention is to equip all stakeholders to influence policy formulation processes at a pan-African scale, between Africa and Europe, US and…

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October 2020

REFRAME Conversation 3: Sustainable Infrastructure is the Key to Success

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

African Centre for Cities and partners present the REFRAME platform to promote informed debate and proposition on how best we can programmatically advance sustainable and inclusive African cities. This propositional conversation series seeks to set an agenda and provide a set of coordinates for multilateral partners, knowledge institutions, social movements, governments, networks and concerned business to gravitate around. The intention is to equip all stakeholders to influence policy formulation processes at a pan-African scale, between Africa and Europe, US and…

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Loeb Lecture by Edgar Pieterse

October 8 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Edgar Pieterse will be giving the inaugural lecture of a new series of virtual Loeb Lectures beginning 8 October, hosted by the Loeb Fellowship in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Design Lecture Series. African cities are confronted by large youthful labour markets with limited prospects of formal industrial employment, on the one hand, and rapid physical expansion without the resources to address the massive infrastructural requirements to support people and economies, on the other. These daunting challenges are…

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REFRAME: Conversation 4: Civic Power

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

African Centre for Cities and partners present the REFRAME platform to promote informed debate and proposition on how best we can programmatically advance sustainable and inclusive African cities. This propositional conversation series seeks to set an agenda and provide a set of coordinates for multilateral partners, knowledge institutions, social movements, governments, networks and concerned business to gravitate around. The intention is to equip all stakeholders to influence policy formulation processes at a pan-African scale, between Africa and Europe, US and…

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REFRAME Conversation 5: Innovative Regulation is Transformative Politics

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

African Centre for Cities and partners present the REFRAME platform to promote informed debate and proposition on how best we can programmatically advance sustainable and inclusive African cities. This propositional conversation series seeks to set an agenda and provide a set of coordinates for multilateral partners, knowledge institutions, social movements, governments, networks and concerned business to gravitate around. The intention is to equip all stakeholders to influence policy formulation processes at a pan-African scale, between Africa and Europe, US and…

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November 2020

Association of African Planning Schools Conference 2020

November 18 - November 20
Unnamed Venue,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic Of
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Due to Covid-19 and associated risks and travel restrictions the Conference has been postponed to November 2021. The Institute of Spatial Planning (IRPUD) at TU Dortmund University (Germany), together with the Institute of Human Settlement Studies and School of Spatial Planning and Social Sciences at Ardhi University (Tanzania) hosts the fifth international conference of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) from 18 to 20 November 2020 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Themed Urban Africa in the Twenty-First Century: Current Issues and…

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January 2021

The coloniality of infrastructure: Eurafrican legacies

January 13, 2021 - January 17, 2021
University of Basel,
Basel , Switzerland
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NOTE: Conference has been rescheduled for 13 to 17 January 2021.  When Eurafrica emerged in the 1920s as an intellectual and political project to connect Europe with Africa, its goal was to ensure European colonial dominance in a changing world. Key to the proposed continental merger was infrastructure—not surprising at a time when railways, ports, camps, and other large-scale building projects were facilitating the extraction and movement of things for Europe while curtailing the freedom and mobility of Africans on…

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