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

Youth and capability development in Freetown, Maiduguri and Mogadishu: Reflections from the RGS-IBG Annual Conference

Youth and capability development in Freetown, Maiduguri and Mogadishu: Reflections from the RGS-IBG Annual Conference

The Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Annual Conference, brings together geographers and researchers interested in place, space and beyond, from across the UK and the world. This gathering gave ACRC’s youth and capability development domain an opportunity to share insights from our focus cities of Freetown, Maiduguri and Mogadishu.

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LATEST TWEETS FROM ACRC

"When we're talking about decolonising knowledge... we're starting from the point of view that there is a history that has shaped the way things have been done to the point where we are."

Hear more from Martin Atela + @twolatweet 👉 http://bit.ly/ACRCpodcast5

"Today, over one billion people live in overcrowded settlements with inadequate housing – and that number is rising every day." Read the full statement from the UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres on the theme of #WorldHabitatDay here👇
https://urbanoctober.unhabitat.org/
💙#MindTheGap

REGISTER NOW | Webinar: Understanding the economic power of Africa’s cities

🗓️ 14 October
🕚 11:00-12:30 BST

Hear from @PHeinrigs (@swac_oecd) about the socioeconomic opportunities #urbanisation presents for #AfricanCities + their residents.

👉 http://bit.ly/ACRCwebinarOct22

"A good development project means that it sustains itself when the developer or the person bringing the aid leaves. So it's that embeddedness in the existing communities in which we are working."

@twolatweet + Martin Atela on the #AfricanCities podcast 👉 http://bit.ly/ACRCpodcast5

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