As much of Africa’s urban infrastructure has yet to be developed, there is substantial scope to shape the future. Ensuring that the development and retrofitting of infrastructure builds functional cities, combats ecological degradation, and confronts social injustice and spatial inequality is vital.
The African Centre for Cities (ACC), a research unit and think tank situated within the University of Cape Town which focusses on urban issues in African cities, has been dedicated to researching this infrastructure deficit, its effects and solutions. Accordingly, in 2018, Pinsent Masons approached the ACC in order to collaborate on developing a thought leadership programme related to this topic.
We have structured the Programme around five key themes and invited participants form wide ranging areas of the infrastructure sector to participate in these roundtable discussions.
The Programme is structured around five schemes. At the conclusion of each theme, an interim report will be published, with the intention of creating a final consolidated report at the conclusion of the entire Programme. Interim reports will be available for download on this page and you are welcome to share the reports with your network.