Grant awarded for land value study in Kigali

Grant awarded for land value study in Kigali

We are pleased to announce that ACRC postdoc Matthew Sharp has been awarded a Young Researcher’s Grant by the International Growth Centre, worth £7,950. The project intends to explore the potential for land value capture and taxation through zoning in Kigali, Rwanda,...
Urban Action Lab founder Shuaib Lwasa joins ACRC

Urban Action Lab founder Shuaib Lwasa joins ACRC

We are delighted to welcome Shuaib Lwasa, founder of the Urban Action Lab at Makerere University, to the African Cities Research Consortium’s senior management team. Shuaib will lead on specific aspects of ACRC’s capacity strengthening work, including the integration...
Upgrading informal settlements in African cities

Upgrading informal settlements in African cities

Urban development domains ACRC’s analytical framework uses the concept of urban development domains to transcend both sectoral and traditional systems-based thinking. We define domains as fields of power, policy and practice that are relevant to solving particular...
Interrogating gender inequalities in African cities

Interrogating gender inequalities in African cities

Crosscutting themes A number of core themes cut across different elements of the African Cities conceptual framework, including climate change, financing and gender. Due to their centrality in the political economy of urban development in Africa, these issues will be...