Municipal bonds are increasingly seen as a way to plug the finance gap for African cities that face a chronic shortfall in urban financing.
Successful urban strategies have worked because local governments and local civil society could see the value of applying them. Commentary by David Satterthwaite and David Dodman.
Progress lagging in making South African cities more inclusive say experts at launch of the State of South African Cities 2016 report.
Just because citizens are satisfied with service delivery doesn’t mean they’re singing local governments’ praises. This and other insights from the Gauteng-City Region Observatory’s Quality of Life Index.
Using the UN-Habitat Cities Prosperity Index to gain insight into African cities and the challenges they face.
In the face of urbanisation African cities need champions to drive national policy around cities. But leadership is lacking. William Cobbett, director of Cities Alliance, talks to urbanafrica.net about the ‘case for African cities.’
In this video Gustave Massiah, an Urban Specialist with the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, discusses the key challenges facing African urbanisation in a post-industrial period.
In this video Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi, Secretary-General of the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG), talks about the challenges African countries face as they rapidly urbanise.
In this video interview, Serge Allou, lead urban specialist with Cities Alliance, discusses future urban growth in Africa and some of the challenges associated with urbanisation.
The first in a six-part series of video interviews with African city specialists who form part of the Cities Alliance Africa Think Tank featuring professor Alcinda Honwana.