ACRC at the 2024 DSA Conference: Call for papers

ACRC at the 2024 DSA Conference: Call for papers

ACRC is convening two panels at this year’s Development Studies Association conference, focusing on community knowledge in academic research and the politics of social justice in African cities. Themed around “social justice and development in a polarising world”, the...
ACRC at the 2023 DSA Conference

ACRC at the 2023 DSA Conference

Members of the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) are convening two panels at this year’s Development Studies Association Conference, focusing on experiences of decoloniality in action and investigating the politics underpinning crises in African cities. Being...
Crafting sustainable development research that matters

Crafting sustainable development research that matters

By Kweku Koranteng Bridging the disconnect between science, policy and practice for African cities How can the relationship and interactions between science, policy and practice be strengthened, in order to advance sustainable urban development? A new research agenda...
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, finance and gender. Due to their centrality in the political economy of urban development in Africa, these issues will be...