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
  • featured_FloodGovernance 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.     […]

  • meanstreetsfeatured 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 […]