These regular seminar sessions provide engaging spaces for urban practitioners and members of the academic community to discuss issues that are on the forefront of urban scholarship.Read More
ACC Academic Seminar Series
The ACC Academic Seminar Series is a monthly event on the ACC calendar. It involves 90-minute seminars, featuring local and visiting scholars who typically present for discussion a pre-circulated draft research paper, or recently published paper. The space provides scholars with an opportunity to share their latest research findings and analyses, and is open to the public. News of upcoming seminars are distributed among the ACC and UCT network, and so those presenting often enjoy a diverse academic audience of students, colleagues and researchers of other faculties. It is the pre-eminent forum for the UCT academic community interested in cutting-edge urban studies.
Recent presentations have included:
- Epistemological Practices of Southern Urbanism
- Analysing Regional Development and Policy: A Structural-Realist Approach
- Producing ‘Decent’ Cities: Gender and Urban Upgrading
- Politics, Informality and Clientelism; Sub-Saharan Africa’s New Suburbs
- Investment Flows into African and European Cities
- Political and Affective Ecologies of the City
- In the Skin of the City: the Street and its Doubles
Brown Bag Sessions
The ‘Brown Bag’ sessions are shorter lunch-time events that provide a regular space for scholars and practitioners from UCT and elsewhere to discuss the latest developments and reports that are of relevance to urban policy and practice.
These sessions are advertised across the ACC networks and draw a varied audience of usually between 10 and 20 people. Recent presentations include:
- City Governance In Authoritarian States
- Accessing Land In African Cities
- Policy & Governance Contexts for Scalable Community-Led Slum Upgrading
- Towards Accessible Urban Areas
- Cape Town’s New Development Charges Policy for Engineering Services
- Streets Can Be More Than They Are: Exploring Open Streets
- Complicit Masculinity on the African Urban Periphery
- Wake Up, This Is Joburg!!
Please see the events calendar for upcoming seminars.
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