The PEAK Urban programme aims to build skilled capacity for decision making on urban futures for sustainable cities.Read More
The PEAK Urban programme aims to build skilled capacity for decision making on urban futures by:
– Generating new research grounded in the logic of urban complexity
– Fostering new leaders that draw on different disciplinary perspectives to address the challenges found in the 21st century city
– Growing the capacity of cities to understand and plan their own futures
In PEAK Urban, cities are understood as complex evolving systems that are characterised by both path dependency and the propensity to generate innovations in material forms, institutional arrangements, technology, culture and behaviour. Big data and mathematical models will be combined with insights from institutional social science, law, humanities and history to focus on three key arenas of metropolitan intervention: city morphologies (built forms and infrastructures) and resilience, city flux (mobility, dynamics) and technological change, health and wellbeing.
African Centre for Cities is one of five global partners in the PEAK Urban programme and will be working on five research projects:
PEAK Urban is funded by UK Research and Innovation as part of the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund.
Sylvia Croese October 29, 2019
On 23 October Namhla Mniki, Executive Director of African Monitor, presented a talk on citizen-centric approaches to achieving the SDGs in Africa. The talk was attended by researchers and academics from various UCT departments, as well as the UCT Research Office and a representative from the Western Cape provincial government. Mniki started by showing a […]
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