Please note that the African Centre for Cities is re-advertising this post. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The ACC invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to support research associated with the PEAK Urban project. The successful candidate will become part of a new global cohort of urban researchers as part of the PEAK Urban project. The ideal […]
This seminar focuses on environmental politics and regional urban planning based on a paper by Dr Joshua Lewis and Dr Henrik Ernstson called Contesting the Coast: Infrastructure, Ecology and Coastal Planning in New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta. The paper is presented by Dr Henrik Ernstson who works at ACC and is affiliated to […]
During 2014/15, with support from DfID, the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town carried out a study to explore the extent to which cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are harnessing urban land values to finance city infrastructure. The year-long research programme generated several reports, twelve of which are available here. Click on the Report titles […]
Urban Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa – Harnessing Land Values, Housing and Transport Symposium on research findings – Cape Town, 20 & 21 July 2015 Powerpoint slide presentations from the ACC’s end-of-project symposium on urban infrastructure finance. The research was supported by the UK Department for International Development (DfID), July 2014 – July 2015. […]
This workshop examines ideas of radical incrementalism across our towns and cities. It seeks to explore theories and practices that can support emancipatory change across urban regions through the power of urban dwellers to challenge poverty, oppression and unjust environments.
Stephen Berrisford recently delivered a talk reflecting on his work both for national and city government in the area of legal and policy development at The Bartlett’s Development Planning Unit. In his talk, he draws out lessons for the broader challenge of designing more effective and appropriate regulation that enables infrastructure development in South Africa. […]