Urban Research

The ACC provides tailored capacity development products/services based on new knowledge about the unique dynamics of urban development in Africa and the global South
  • Ian Palmer, Stephen Berrisford

    African Urban Infrastructure Symposium

    Urban Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa – Harnessing Land Values, Housing and Transport  Symposium on research findings – Cape Town, 20 & 21 July 2015 Powerpoint slide presentations from the ACC’s end-of-project symposium on urban infrastructure finance. The research was supported by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), July 2014 – July 2015.     […]

  • Caroline Skinner

    Mean Streets: Migration, Xenophobia and Informality in SA

    Mean Streets, edited by ACC partners Jonathan Crush, Abel Chikanda and Caroline Skinner, demonstrates powerfully that some of the most resourceful entrepreneurs in the South African informal economy are migrants and refugees. Yet far from being lauded, they take their life into their hands when they trade on South Africa’s “mean streets.” Thirteen chapters draw […]

  • Urban Humanities Seminar Series 2018

    Academic Seminars (15:00 – 16:30) 7 August High Stakes, High Hopes: Creating Collaborative Urban Theory – Prof Sophie Oldfield 16 August Inclusive Cultural Governance: Integrating artistic and cultural practices into national urban frameworks – Avril Joffe with respondent Zayd Minty 30 August in search of thick mapping: listening to Cape Town’s cities – Dr Sabina Favaro 18 September Vital […]

  • Public Finance – the Life Blood of our Cities?