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Bellagio Communique: Harnessing urban food systems for sustainable development and human well-being

‘Harnessing urban food systems for sustainable development and human well-being‘ was held at the Rockerfeller Foundation Bellagio Centre 14-16 March 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the potential impact of the research findings of this project on ongoing consultation and implementation of Agenda 2063, Agenda 2030, and the New Urban Agenda. They emphasise the […]

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ACC Communications Officer with expertise in digital communications

The African Centre for Cities (ACC) based at the University of Cape Town is an interdisciplinary applied urban research centre focused on scholarship aimed at the understanding the dynamics of urbanization process in Africa. The ACC is a UCT Signature Theme funding was awarded to the Cities in Africa Project, which was a collaborative venture […]

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Post-Doctoral Opportunity at ACC: Socio-cultural and resilient transformations

Established in 2007, the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town seeks to facilitate critical urban research and policy discourses for the promotion of vibrant, democratic and sustainable urban development in the global South from an African perspective using interdisciplinary approaches. The ACC invites applications for one post-doctoral opportunity focusing on […]

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PhD and Post-doctoral Opportunities at the ACC: Sustainable Infrastructure and Adaptive Governance

The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town invites applications for two PhD and one post-doctoral opportunities focusing on sustainable infrastructure and adaptive governance. In a context of rapidly expanding cities in Africa, there is an opportunity to develop contextually relevant sustainable infrastructure such as low carbon, resource efficient and labour […]

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Report back: Public Finance in African Cities

Liza Rose Cirolia provides a brief roundup of the 2-day introductory workshop for the 101 Series: Municipal Finance in African Cities. Context:  There have been increasing calls for urban scholars and practitioners to better understand urban public finance generally and municipal finance specifically. Whether one works on urban infrastructure, food security, or the arts, understanding the […]

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Vacancy: Deputy Director (ACC)

ACC is looking to fill the currently vacant position of Deputy Director. The main purpose of this position is to assist the Director in the overall management of the African Centre for Cities (ACC) to ensure that the organisation can fulfil its academic mission, particularly through representing ACC within the University and in engagements with […]

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Vacancy: Senior Grant Writer

We seek to attract a suitably experienced and qualified individual to a three-year contract in the post of Senior Grant Writer, located in the Research Office. The ideal candidate could either be an experienced research grant writer or a seasoned academic with a strong track record in attracting large research grants, who seeks to take […]

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The Urban Action Lab at Makerere University is in action!

Henrik Ernstson

The Urban Action Lab (UAL) at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda has launched their website. The UAL is run by Professor Shuaib Lwasa and his team of urban researchers and students and the Lab will make a crucial contribution from East Africa to pan-African attempts in facing urban challenges of the 21st century. Shuaib just […]

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Report back from Democratic Practices Seminar in Cape Town, 4-8 July 2016

Henrik Ernstson

Report back: The Aesthetical and the Political of Unequal Geographies By Wangui Kimari Seventeen of us gathered for the second offering of the ACC PhD seminar on Democratic Practices at ACC, UCT (4-8 July 2016). This year we sought to problematize the relationship between the political and aesthetics, and through a discussion scaffolded by Ranciere’s […]

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Job Opportunity: LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER

The ACC has been awarded funding by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop and run an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme on Urban Studies. We invite applications for this five-year position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in this programme

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Book Review: The Art of Public Space

Kim Gurney

Kim Gurney takes readers through Johannesburg via three arts projects. It is a journey that gives a unique insight into the potential of public art to fashion new public imaginaries of common space says LSE’s Kate Dawson. Read the full book review  by Kate Dawson here.