Watch: What drives urban reform in African cities?

Watch: What drives urban reform in African cities?

African cities are full of successful reform stories, but how can we best identify, analyse and celebrate what works? ACRC ran a session as part of the RISE Africa Action Festival on Wednesday 22 May 2024, introducing the urban reform database and exploring some...
Unpacking the politics of urban land in African cities

Unpacking the politics of urban land in African cities

Urban land in Africa is governed by a complex array of actors – spanning the public and private, formal and informal, local and international. With land governance remaining highly contested in this context, efforts to optimise systems or tackle injustices in African...
The politics of land and advocacy: ACRC at UTA-Do 2024

The politics of land and advocacy: ACRC at UTA-Do 2024

By Abdifatah Tahir The UTA-Do 2024 event marked a significant gathering of scholars, practitioners, and activists dedicated to expanding and deepening the discourse on urban Africa. Held at Ardhi University and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, this...
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...