Our research approach integrates systems thinking with rigorous political analysis, to provide new insights that enable African cities to be more productive, equitable and inclusive.
Our research is structured under four key themes, which will be explored over three sequential phases of work, with uptake running throughout:
inception > foundation > implementation
>> uptake >>
Our conceptual framework consists of three main elements: political settlements analysis, cities of systems, and urban development domains. The following diagram shows how these components relate to each other.
We will explore eight different urban development domains across a selected range of our 13 cities:
> Structural transformation
> Neighbourhood and district economic development
> Land and connectivity
> Informal settlements
> Health, wellbeing and nutrition
> Safety and security
> Youth and capability development