Shifting systems: Infrastructure innovation for sustainable African cities

Shifting systems: Infrastructure innovation for sustainable African cities

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Exploring the potential of infrastructure innovation to shape more sustainable African cities.

Africa’s cities are amongst the fastest growing in the world and present an unprecedented opportunity to leapfrog unsustainable urban development patterns observed elsewhere. This requires an ability to imagine the innovative possibilities for African cities, and ongoing learning by decision makers to break inertia. This is the first in a series of sessions at Rise Africa aimed at helping city decision makers to reimagine the future infrastructures of Africa’s cities, to bring more innovative and sustainable cities to life. Hosted by the African Centre for Cities and the Urban Futures Studio, this session will generate insights and spark discussion that will inform a new two year project aimed at fostering learning around infrastructure innovation for sustainable African cities.

 

Host: Urban Futures Studio, Utrecht University & African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town

Edgar Pieterse

Director, African Centre for Cities