Coalition for Urban Transitions


Urban Service Delivery Innovation

Anton Cartwright

  Towards the end of 2018, the ACC programme in Tanzania, TULab, as part of the Coalition for Urban Transitions, ran a competition to elicit urban service delivery innovations. TULab Outreach Coordinator, Reshian Kanyatile, managed the competition on-the-ground. What began as a ‘fun idea’ to raise the profile of urban innovation, especially in Dar es […]

Urban Stories: Documenting Everyday Life in Tanzania

Anton Cartwright

URBAN STORIES (English) – Documenting everyday life in Tanzania – Water and Sanitation from Eric Schaechter on Vimeo. To ignore informal service provision in Tanzanian cities is to miss an opportunity. Informal water and sanitation providers, featured in this film by an ARDHI University research team, have devised innovative ways to overcome service delivery backlogs. […]

Ghana Urbanisation Think Tank

Anton Cartwright

ACC’s project for the Coalition for Urban Transitions in Ghana took a significant step forward on 25 September 2018 with the hosting of the first Ghana Urbanisation Think Tank. The Think Tank was co-chaired by Sylvanus Adzornu, Director in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Prof George Owusu of Ghana University, who […]

In the Press: With support from CUT, WRI and ACC: ESRF hosts TULab meeting in Dar

With the support from the Coalition for Urban Transitions (CUT), World Resource Institute (WRI) and African Centre for Cities (ACC), Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) in collaboration with Ministry of Finance and Planning hosted the Tanzania Urbanisation Laboratory (TULab) meeting in Dar es Salaam on Friday. (more…)

Better Urban Growth in Tanzania: A Preliminary Exploration of the Opportunities and Challenges

Tanzania’s urban population is projected to grow from less than 15 million people in 2012 to more than 60 million people by mid-century. This rapid urban population growth offers the potential for structural transformation, as well as scale and agglomeration economies that can accelerate human and economic development. Planning and investment decisions made today will […]