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, Liza Rose Cirolia June 20, 2019
On the Wednesday, 19 June, Liza Rose Cirolia, researcher at the African Centre for Cities, presented a talk entitled Financing the SDGs in African cities?. The seminar was attended by 21 people, representing different research departments at UCT, civil society, provincial government, as well as a large contingent of Cape Town City officials. (more…)
Sylvia Croese April 30, 2019