The principal focus of this project is to address the lack of up-to-date, alternative and appropriate knowledge about South Africa’s cities. The challenge is to feed and transform existing knowledge bases, and to help steer opinion in progressive ways. Through a range of joint activities with diverse specialists, urban agencies and public entities, the ACC seeks to strengthen knowledge partnerships that allow sharing of data, innovative methods and avenues for dissemination. The aim is to create interdisciplinary and multi-voice spaces for discussion and strategizing; to learn about ways of intervening effectively in urban policy making; and to foster considered and evidence-led academic and public discussion about South African cities, and about appropriate and desired interventions.



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