Can African Cities help to decolonise knowledge?

Can African Cities help to decolonise knowledge?

Since the start of the African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC), we’ve been interested in trying to create more equitable partnerships and processes through the process. The rupture of the Covid-19 pandemic (which saw us establish ACRC almost entirely online)...
Reflections from Nairobi: ACRC’s first consortium-wide workshop

Reflections from Nairobi: ACRC’s first consortium-wide workshop

By Hannah van Rooyen, African Cities Research Consortium digital communications officer It has been an exciting month for the African Cities Research Consortium, as members from across the consortium met together in person for the first time in Nairobi. Running from...
ACRC’s approach to catalysing urban reform

ACRC’s approach to catalysing urban reform

Our recent blog series delves into the concepts underpinning the African Cities Research Consortium’s research approach, covering the challenges and opportunities of urban development in Africa, an overview of our conceptual framework, and more detail on how our “city...
What are urban development domains?

What are urban development domains?

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...
African cities and their systems

African cities and their systems

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...