LAUNCH | Masters in Sustainable Urban Practice

From siloed practitioner to urban integrator for sustainable African city futures – this new Masters programme, convened by the African Centre for Cities, at the University of Cape Town cultivates a new generation of Urban Champions. The complex, multi-dimensional demands of our rapidly urbanising world require holistic, inter-disciplinary thinking and practice. However traditional professional paradigms...

A Story of a Zambian Planner: Animating Integrity in Urban Planning

The FCDO-funded Global Integrity Anti Corruption Evidence Programme supports research teams in not only creating actionable evidence, but deepening engagement with practitioners. The Cities of Integrity research team have tried many different ways to communicate research more effectively with practitioners. Over the course of the project they have developed a series of animated videos illustrating...

BOOK LAUNCH | Panya Routes by Kim Gurney

Join ACC for the launch of 'Panya Routes', published by Motto Books, which investigates the do-it-yourself, do-it-together working principles of independent art spaces on the continent. 

PANEL | What is Critical Urbanism?

ACC is delighted to host a panel discussion centred on the newly published What is Critical Urbanisms?. The panel discussion takes place on Tuesday, 27 September from 16:00 to 17:30 and will delve deeper into the book to unpack some of the debates and themes.


Join ACC for the Johannesburg launch of Panya Routes, at the Stokvel Gallery on Saturday, 22 October, at noon.

LAUNCHING THE URBAN ACADEMY: Smart cities, clever urbanism: digitally enabled practices in urban Africa

Workshop 17 32 Kloof Street, Cape Town

In 2021 the African Centre for Cities (ACC), an action-oriented research hub based at the University of Cape Town and UNITAC, the result of a partnership between the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations Office for Information and Communication Technology (UN OICT), and the City Science Lab @HafenCity University in Hamburg (CSL),...

WEBINAR | Localizing the SDGs in African Cities

On the first UN Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa Day, 2 May 2023the International Science Council together with the African Centre for Cities present webinar aimed at exploring effective ways of accelerating local action towards the implementation of the SDGs in African cities.