The African Centre for Cities’ CityLab programme facilitates the co-production of policy-relevant knowledge to reduce urban poverty through the engagement of researchers, government officials and civil society. Started in 2008, the CityLab programme created a platform for interaction between practitioners and researchers and has generated a wide range of different kinds of knowledge on Cape […]
In Africa, urbanization and urban growth are dramatically restructuring the nature of cities. The growing majority of urban dwellers now live in informal conditions that, without access to basic services or public amenities, expose residents to greater health risk, and health-care systems are unable to provide affordable or comprehensive cover. The differential exposure to these urban conditions is compounded […]
A short course for practitioners took place from the 13-16 April 2015 at the University of Cape Town. This course was jointly presented by the African Centre for Cities (ACC), the Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU) Non-Profit Company and the Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme (VCP).
Using collective efficacy as a lens, Dr Mercy Brown-Luthango tries to understand high levels of violence and crime within Freedom Park, and urban settlement in Cape Town.
The ACC hosted the third meeting of the Urban Violence, Safety and Governance CityLab on June 26, 2014. The meeting focussed on the theme, ‘Integrated, Participatory Upgrading – Knowledge, Policy and Practice.’