Urban development in Africa: Challenges and opportunities

Urban development in Africa: Challenges and opportunities

Unpacking the ACRC approach This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring the African Cities Research Consortium’s conceptual framework. Building on our first working paper, our research directors delve deeper into the urban development challenges we are...
Partner Spotlight: The University of Manchester

Partner Spotlight: The University of Manchester

One of the world’s leading research institutions, The University of Manchester is dedicated to advancing the sustainable development goals through its research, education, public engagement and responsible campus operations. The University is the lead partner in the...
Community mapping in Kenya improves state Covid-19 response

Community mapping in Kenya improves state Covid-19 response

By Professor Diana Mitlin, CEO of the African Cities Research Consortium  This case study – originally published as part of the Covid Collective Research for Policy and Practice series – shows how an urban social movement was able to produce the knowledge that state...
Valuing water in the Global South

Valuing water in the Global South

To mark World Water Day 2021, Diana Mitlin, Professor of Global Urbanism at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute, discusses the issues the Global South face when it comes to accessing clean water. Diana Mitlin is currently leading the African...