African Cities

Launch of Tanzania’s Urbanisation Roadmap

Anton Cartwright

For Tanzania, rapidly growing cities could either become a national liability or the springboard towards global competitiveness, sustainability and middle-income status. Tanzania has both a growing economy and an urbanising population, but the two trends are not currently mutually reinforcing. (more…)

Call for abstracts: Representing urban life in Africa and its diasporas

Rike Sitas, Shari Daya

It is now widely acknowledged that cities are growing faster in Africa than almost any other region. As our urban populations are burgeoning, so urban art of all kinds is flourishing on the continent, as well as in African diasporas in the global North and South. However, analysed predominantly through developmentalist lenses, as problematic sites […]

ACC International Urban Conference Programme published

Preparations for the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference are entering the final stages and we are excited to release the draft programme. With 71 panels and 16 roundtables the three-day programme is packed with fantastic contributions from around the globe. (more…)

Photograph of Luanda by Ngoi Salucombo

Refractions of the National, the Popular and the Global in African Cities

The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) and the African Centre for Cities (ACC) will jointly host a conference on Refractions of the National, the Popular, and the Global in African cities. Venue: Wallenberg Research Centre in Stellenbosch, South Africa Date: Monday, 31 July & Tuesday, 1 August 2017 There has been a significant expansion […]