WEF Insight Report: Making Affordable Housing a Reality in Cities

The world must act now to address its affordable housing crisis. According to Making Affordable Housing a Reality in Cities, a new World Economic Forum report, about 90% of cities around the world do not provide affordable housing, housing that has adequate quality and location with a cost that does not prohibit its occupants from … Continued

The State of Urban Safety in South African Cities 2018/2019

The South African Cities Network has released its third edition of the annual State of Urban Safety in South African report.

Rural Africa in motion: Dynamics and drivers of migration south of the Sahara

Rural Africa in motion: Dynamics and drivers of migration south of the Sahara explores the complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research methods for understanding and supporting decision processes in African Cities

The Research methods for understanding and supporting decision processes in African Cities working paper produced by the FRACTAL project, reviews 12 decision-making methods to explore how different approaches may lead key people working in cities and surrounding urban areas of Southern Africa to make better-informed decisions about adapting to climate change. The review covers both decision-making process … Continued

Economic Report on Africa 2017: Urbanisation and Industrialisation for Africa’s Transformation

Despite the recent slowdown of the global economy and the weakening of Africa’s economic performance with the attendant implications for inclusion and sustainability, the long term growth outlook for Africa remains promising according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s 2017 report. The report, releas states that the region’s long-term fundamentals remain strong as … Continued

The State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report

Produced by members of the Urban Safety Reference Group hosted by the South African Cities Network, with the support of the GIZ-Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme, The State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report is an update of the state of crime and violence in South Africa’s major cities, and a review of knowledge … Continued

Inspiring Climate Change Action in African Cities: Practical Options for Resilient Pathways

According to the introduction of the working paper Inspiring Climate Change Action in African Cities produced by the FRACTAL project, the need for climate change adaptation has been widely recognised among developing countries since the early 1990s. The 2015 Paris Agreement provided renewed impetus for addressing the issue; many countries included adaptation and mitigation commitments in … Continued

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The State of Addis Ababa 2017: The city we want

The State of Addis Ababa 2017 report, published by UN-Habitat is aimed at providing a comprehensive assessment of existing socioeconomic and environmental conditions in the city, shedding light on the impacts of on-going fast paced urbanisation.

Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A practical guide

Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide

African Centre for Cities launches a new publication Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide.

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Climate Change Reference Atlas – South Africa

The South African Weather Service has released a Climate Change Reference Atlas providing accurate benchmarks for climate change in the country.

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