Pairing academia and policy for transdisciplinary research in Africa

Join the International Society for Urban Health Africa Working Group for the first discussion in the Urban Health in Africa Webinar Series entitled Pairing academia and policy for transdisciplinary research in Africa.  SPEAKERS Noxolo Kabane - Deputy Director: Policy Development and Research Coordination, Office of the Premier, Eastern Cape Government Amy Weimann - Junior Research...

Film Screening and Discussion | Never Surrender

Join the African Centre for Cities as we host director M. Reza Shirazi for a screening of his documentary Never Surrender, followed by a discussion on Thursday, 12 May 2022, at 15:00-17:00. This documentary film is the result of more than two years of research and fieldwork in Bayview-Hunters Point neighbourhood, San Francisco. It narrates...

Shifting systems: infrastructure innovation for sustainable African cities

Africa’s cities are amongst the fastest growing in the world and present an unprecedented opportunity to leapfrog unsustainable urban development patterns observed elsewhere. This requires an ability to imagine the innovative possibilities for African cities, and ongoing learning by decision makers to break inertia. This is the first in a series of sessions at Rise...

INFO SESSION | Systems Integrators for Sustainable African Cities

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

Food Dialogues

How are digital technologies disrupting our food system? What will be the impact of cultured meat? How has food shaped the spaces and places that define our city? These and other questions will be explored in Cape Town during the two-week 2022 Food Dialogues programme through a range of experiences: from expert panel discussions to hands-on...

MPhil Southern Urbanism Info Session

The MPhil Southern Urbanism is designed to cultivate the next generation of urban thinkers from the South, who are rooted in the realities, theories and practise of cities of the...

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.