ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series: Reflection is Part of Rehabilitation: Interventions in the History of a Land Occupation

The third seminar in the annual ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series is presented by Koni Benson on Reflection is Part of Rehabilitation: Interventions in the History of a Land Occupation at 15:00 in Studio 3, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town. ABSTRACT In The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin writes: “To accept one’s past- […]

Urban Infrastructure in sub-Saharan African Cities

Ian Palmer, Stephen Berrisford

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 […]

African Urban Infrastructure Symposium

Ian Palmer, Stephen Berrisford

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.     […]

A Brief Symposium on Accessing Land in African Cities

A recently released book called “Trading Places” is about how urban land markets work in African cities. The book explores how local practice, land governance and markets interact to shape the ways that people at society’s margins access land to build their livelihoods.