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Future Cities Africa hosts digital discussions with thought leaders and experts at the forefront of major trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting the future of African Cities.

Major drivers such as rapid urbanisation, health crisis, climate change, inadequate infrastructure, technology advancement and more are creating an urgent need for African Cities to become sustainable, livable and workable.

New ways of thinking about governance, funding, mobility, urban planning and design, construction and implementation of projects coupled with major advancements in technology like 5G, blockchain, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, data science, machine learning, renewable energy and more give promise of an uncertain but exciting future.

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Future Cities Africa hosts digital discussions with thought leaders and experts at the forefront of major trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting the future of African Cities.

Major drivers such as rapid urbanisation, health crisis, climate change, inadequate infrastructure, technology advancement and more are creating an urgent need for African Cities to become sustainable, livable and workable.

New ways of thinking about governance, funding, mobility, urban planning and design, construction and implementation of projects coupled with major advancements in technology like 5G, blockchain, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, data science, machine learning, renewable energy and more give promise of an uncertain but exciting future.

To learn and stay at the forefront of trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting what future African Cities will look likesSubscribe to stay informed.

    Democratising the Provision of Alternative Service Delivery in South African Informal Settlements

    Democratising the Provision of Alternative Service Delivery in South African Informal Settlements

    GreenCape's Alternative Service Delivery Unit (ASDU) is working with different informal settlements to improve their access to basic services. This episode explores the ASDU, principles of co-design in asset based community development, and the impact of this and other ASDU project partnerships.

    This episode is presented in partnership with GreenCape in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

    • 28 min
    Training Green Economy Decision-Makers to Shape the Future of African Cities

    Training Green Economy Decision-Makers to Shape the Future of African Cities

    GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom are running a series of Green Economy decision-makers courses that have a reach into African cities. This episode explores the decision-makers courses, the planned Symposium, and the impact that this initiative is seeing by equipping decision-makers to understand and align their strategies with green economy principles.

    This episode is presented in partnership with GreenCape in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

    • 11 min
    The Economic and Social Value of Multi-Cultural Urban Populations

    The Economic and Social Value of Multi-Cultural Urban Populations

    Abdullahi Ali Hassan has a Master’s in Urban Studies and is very active in the Bellville Somalian community. We explore the importance of multiculturalism in urban centres, narratives and perceptions, the importance of strong leadership, how city governments can better support multicultural populations, and more.

    • 39 min
    Understanding the Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa

    Understanding the Climate Finance Accelerator South Africa

    The Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) directly responds to the urgency and scale of the climate crisis by supporting highly promising climate projects to become more bankable and appealing to investors, so that they can secure funding more readily. The CFA is part of the UK Government’s efforts to help South Africa tackle climate change and support a just transition.

    This episode is presented in partnership with GreenCape, in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

    • 28 min
    Have You Met Dexter?

    Have You Met Dexter?

    A free and fair media is critical in a healthy democracy, though while the data age has dramatically enhanced our ability to generate and share news, it has similarly enabled the rise of fake news, programmatic agendas, and media echo-chambers. The Dexter project seeks to leverage modern computational paradigms to monitor and analyze Southern Africa's digital media.

    - This episode is presented in partnership with Open Cities Lab

    • 32 min
    Innovation at the City of Cape Town

    Innovation at the City of Cape Town

    Zukiswa Mandlana is Director for Organisational Effectiveness and Innovation at the City of Cape Town.

    We discuss the latest innovations at the City of Cape Town, the innovation process they adopted, how they measure success, key milestones reached, overcoming challenges and how the Pandemic has influenced how they innovate.

    This episode is presented in partnership with the City of Cape Town

    • 32 min

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