Working together for urban progress
The African Cities Research Consortium is a collaborative approach to tackling complex problems in the continent’s rapidly changing cities.
About the 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.
LATEST NEWS from ACRC
Researchers from ACRC’s housing and informal settlements domains met in Cockle Bay, Freetown to discuss the issues that the settlement’s residents are facing and possible ways forward.
Urban public finance is critical to the functioning of a city, playing a major role in shaping how cities can meet their urban planning, infrastructure and service delivery responsibilities. Investment in urban infrastructure and local services is essential for more prosperous, inclusive and sustainable cities.
Miriam Maina talks to Eva Muchiri and Nicera Wanjiru from Muungano wa Wanavijiji about data collection and mapping, the importance of communities in driving research agendas and outcomes, and the legacy that programmes like ACRC leave behind in communities.
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