Working together for urban progress

African Cities Research Consortium is a collaborative approach to tackling complex problems in the continent’s rapidly changing cities.

About AFRICAN CITIES RESEARCH CONSORTIUM

Cities are complex, dynamic, political systems. We bring together the right people and an understanding of the political economy of individual cities to identify and address the critical challenges they are facing.

Our aim is to generate insights and evidence that will help improve the living conditions, services and life chances of all city residents, particularly for disadvantaged communities.

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Valuing water in the Global South

Valuing water in the Global South

To mark World Water Day 2021, Diana Mitlin, Professor of Global Urbanism at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute, discusses the issues the Global South face when it comes to accessing clean water.

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🌆 Cities are complex, dynamic, political systems.

We bring together the right people and an understanding of the political economy of individual cities to identify and address the critical challenges they are facing.

Learn more about the consortium:
https://www.african-cities.org/about/

💰 Faced with financial hardship brought on by the #Covid19 pandemic, an increasing number of small traders in Nairobi's informal settlements are turning to savings groups and credit unions for support.

Read more via @devex:
https://www.devex.com/news/kenya-s-slum-vendors-rely-on-savings-groups-to-survive-covid-19-99741

Urban food insecurity is a critical challenge and spaces for cooperation and action are crucial!

The 2021 African City Food Exchange convenes city-level dialogues for 16 #African cities. Join us TOMORROW in Kisumu: https://bit.ly/3eeCywo

@FAOKenya @FAO @FoodSystems @ICLEI

Which Cities moved up the 100 largest cities ranking between 1800 and 2020?

Check out the stunning #AfricanCities blog post! @AfricanCities_ @Dsatterthwaite @IIED
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https://www.african-cities.org/what-are-the-largest-cities-in-africa-today-and-in-1800/

🏙️ Cities will be home to three quarters of humanity by 2100, but this comes with social, environmental and economic challenges.

@OfficialUoM research has transformed the provision of sustainable infrastructure for cities around the world.

Learn how 👉 https://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/impact/sdgs/sustainability/urban-living-labs-sdg-11/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=impact_sdgs&utm_term=UoM-none-central&utm_content=landing%20page

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