Resources & publications

Kitui Learning Studio: Download the new report

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

In 2016, a collaborative studio project in Kitui (Kenya) was jointly implemented by university, non-governmental organization, community and municipal partners. The Kitui Learning Studio report captures the lessons emering from that project, and is now available for download.

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CAP Publishes Survey of the Planning Profession in the Commonwealth

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) has published the preliminary findings of a research survey addressing the capacity of the planning profession in Commonwealth countries.

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Urban Planet: New open access eBook released

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Over 100 scientists, architects, journalists, artists, designers and activists address creatively the unprecedented challenges and solutions facing the Urban Planet.

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Berrisford wins major award for ground-breaking guide to urban law reform

Friday, 23 February 2018

Stephen Berrisford, a long-time partner of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS), has received a major internaitonal award for his work on reforming urban legal systems in Africa.

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New online course: Planning for climate change in African cities

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Erasmus University Rotterdam has launched an online course entitled ‘Planning for climate change in African cities’. The course is now open for registration.

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New training modules on informal settlement upgrading available

Monday, 28 August 2017

A new ‘resource kit’ released by the South African National Upgrading Support Programme (NUSP) provides the latest thinking, information and approach to undertaking informal settlement upgrading, as well as training materials, to enhance the ability of practitioners and key stakeholders to implement upgrading initiatives.

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Guide to reforming African urban law published

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The African Centre for Cities is pleased to launch a new publication, Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide. The guide has been written by Stephen Berrisford and the late Patrick McAuslan, to provide hands-on guidance to officials, practitioners and researchers working on the urgent task of improving, modernizing and rationalizing urban legislation in the sub-Saharan region.

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Consuming Urban Poverty project communiqué highlights African urban food security

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Consuming Urban Poverty project’s recent conference held at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre (from 14 to 16 March 2017) has resulted in the publication of a communiqué on measures to promote African urban food security.

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Download the Economic Report on Africa 2017

Friday, 31 March 2017

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has launched its Economic Report on Africa 2017, entitled Urbanization and Industrialization for Africa’s Transformation.

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Download Uraia report on SMART technologies and municipal finances

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Download the latest Uraía publication, entitled: The impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget: Increase revenue and reduce expenses for better public services.

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Call for submissions to special issue on food systems planning

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The journal Built Environment is pleased to announce a special issue and one-time award focused on scholarship on city and regional food systems in collaboration with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; and Cardiff University.

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Final call for book chapters: Urban crisis in Africa

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Institute for Peace Studies, University of Ibadan, has issued a final call for chapter submissions for an edited volume to be published in honour of Prof Akin Mabogunje.

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Environment & Urbanization issue on urban livelihoods available open access

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The ability of cities to create good employment opportunities has come into question in the wake of the global financial crisis and this concern is made all the more urgent in the context of an increasingly urban global population. The October issue of Environment & Urbanization explores this topic in more detail.

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Africa Think Tank publishes policy briefs on African urbanisation

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The Africa Think Tank, a partnership between Cities Alliance and the African Centre for Cities, was formed to reflect the unique complexities of urbanization on the African continent. The partnership features a broad range of members with a global focus.

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Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization IV released

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The fourth edition of the Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD) examines the challenges and issues that local and regional governments face in our current urban age.

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Call for book chapters: Urban crisis in Africa

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Institute for Peace Studies, University of Ibadan, has called for chapter submissions for an edited volume to be published in honour of Prof Akin Mabogunje.

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Final draft of the New Urban Agenda released before Habitat III

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The final draft of the outcome document to be adopted at the Habitat III conference in October 2016 is now available for download.

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Download the free eBook 'Rethinking Sustainable Cities'

Friday, 2 September 2016

Mistra Urban Futures has published a compact eBook entitled Rethinking Sustainable Cities: Accessible, Green and Fair, available to download free of charge.

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GLTN publishes 'Key messages on land and the New Urban Agenda'

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) has published two short documents presenting the New Urban Agenda’s key messages relating to land.

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Read '2030 Policy Endorsement of a Sustainable Future: Implications for Urban Research'

Friday, 5 August 2016

A provocative new piece published by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Urban Transformations programme reflects on the global challenges facing urban and sustainable development agendas.

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