This report summarizes the presentations and discussions at the SUD‐Net Workshop ‘Promoting Sustainable Urban Development Networking in African Cities’, held at the Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, on 17‐19 February 2009. The event was hosted by UN‐Habitat, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. Funding was made available by UN‐Habitat and SIDA.