The African Centre for Cities recently drafted a report titled “Towards and African Urban Agenda”. This publication was undertaken as part of the Africa Urban Agenda Programme, an initiative of UN- Habitat. The report was drafted by the African Center for Cities at the University of Cape Town and jointly published by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN- Habitat) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The report was drafted as a complement to the Africa Regional review report of the 3rd United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development- Habitat III, in support of the development of an inclusive and sustainable African Urban Agenda.
The report captures what it describes as “the contemporary political moment” linking Africa’s urban development and the proposed African Urban Agenda to a number of mutually supporting and influential processes. These include the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process and in particular Goal 11, the Urban Goal; the Conference of the Parties, signatory to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) and the AfriCities Summit 7.
The lead author of the report was Edgar Pieterse, director of the African Centre for Cities with supporting contributions from Prof Susan Parnell and Gareth Haysom.
The report can be downloaded from UN-Habitat here