UCT SDG Summit | An Urban Lens on the Achievement of the SDGs

A Masterclass alongside the UCT SDG Africa Summit 2021The ACC Masterclass will be structured in three parts, comprised of 75min each. The first session will unpack the political and institutional backstory in ensuring that there was an SDG to address the imperatives of urbanisation, and connections were drawn with other SDGs. The second session will...

MPhil Southern Urbanism Info Session

Join MPhil Southern Urbanism programme convenor Dr Anna Selmeczi for an overview of the pedagogical approach, programme structure and entry requirements.

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...

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...

Next Practice Urbanisation – an International Building Exhibition in Africa!

ACC together with GIZ is hosting a session entitled Next Practice Urbanisation – an International Building Exhibition in Africa!, as part of the Urban Library at the World Urban Forum, which takes place from 26-30 June 2022 in Katowice, Poland.  The GIZ together with the African Centre for Cities, and the London School of Economics...

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 Global South. Drawing together a diverse cohort of scholar and practitioners, the programme utilises a combination of guided learning in small-group seminars, experimentation in various...

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.