August House is Dead, Long Live August House! by Kim Gurney

August House: Where art and city-making meet

                      Writer, artist and research associate at the University of Cape Town’s African Centre for Cities (ACC), Kim Gurney pens a new book on the evolving art space, August House in Johannesburg. August House is Dead, Long Live August House! The Story of a Johannesburg […]


Open Streets Cape Town launches toolkit

Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT), a non-profit organisation working to create shared spaces that help bridge spatial and social divides in the city, launches an Open Streets toolkit. OSCT is based on the successful Ciclovía movement from Bogotá, which transforms streets into car-free public spaces every Sunday. This movement has spread to more than 400 cities […]

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New Masters in Southern Urbanism

Seeking to address the knowledge vacuum generated by the multitude of environmental, economic and social crises manifesting in cities in the Global South, due to rapid urbanisation, African Centre for Cities (ACC), rooted at the University of Cape Town, launches a new Masters in Southern Urbanism (an MPhil specialising in Urban Studies).

FOLIO Contemporary African Architecture Journal

New Contemporary African Architecture Journal launched

                  FOLIO a new annual on contemporary African architecture has been launched in South Africa, coinciding with this year’s Africa Day celebrations. According to founding editor Professor Lesley Lokko, the idea was sparked at a meeting of the heads of architecture schools in 2015 where an intense […]

New ‘Mapa dos Chapas’ public transport map for Maputo

A new route map for Maputo’s privately-operated minibuses will be launched later this year.

What’s new in the final draft New Urban Agenda?

Citiscope offers five immediate takeaways following this week’s release of the Habitat III vision document.

Seminar — Spatial transformation: what Cape Town can learn from Medellin

Upcoming seminar highlights lessons from Medellin’s Social Urbanism programme for Cape Town.

Five trends in Africa’s rapid urbanization

Citiscope reports on key trends in the recently published African Economic Outlook report.

Can diplomats negotiating the New Urban Agenda deliver success this week?

“What is pending?” asked Habitat III’s secretary general. “Issues related to monitoring, evaluation, follow-up and financing will be agreed on [through] further discussion here in Surabaya.”

ACC partners with Global Coalition for Urban Transitions

The African Centre for Cities is partnering with the New Climate Economy (NCE) team on the Coalition for Urban Transitions, which brings together over 20 leading global organizations.