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There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it
There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix itArticle

The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world's largest urban hubs. This has spawned growing interest in African urbanisation by both researchers and policymakers...

Sylvia Croese and Ntombini Marrengane 20 Apr 2021

Smart cities promote best practice in urban sustainability
Smart cities promote best practice in urban sustainabilityArticle

According to Carshif Talip, expertise leader, Urban Planning and Land Infrastructure at Zutari, a 'smart city' is much more than a city that is digitally enabled and brimming with technology...

18 Mar 2021

CoCT scoops 2019 Human City Design Award for Dunoon sports complex and library
CoCT scoops 2019 Human City Design Award for Dunoon sports complex and libraryArticle

The City of Cape Town's Urban Sustainability Unit has won the 2019 Human City Design Award for its Dunoon sports complex and library...

1 Oct 2019

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China's 'sponge cities' aim to re-use 70% of rainwater - here's howArticle

Asian cities are struggling to accommodate rapid urban migration, and development is encroaching on flood-prone areas...

Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 11 Sep 2017

Reflective roof and skylights on a Walmart store, Las Vegas, ,
Green and cool roofs provide relief for hot cities, but should be sited carefullyArticle

More than half of the world's population lives in cities, and the United Nations projects that this share will rise to 70 percent by 2050...

Ashish Sharma 1 Jul 2016

Re-imagining Africa's capital cities for the prosperity of the continent and its people
Re-imagining Africa's capital cities for the prosperity of the continent and its peopleArticle

Collaboratively addressing the sustainability imperative arising from the myriad and increasing challenges facing African cities lies at the heart of the second annual African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum scheduled from 31 May to 2 June...

Issued by Alive2Green 4 Mar 2016

Mayors sign declaration of intent at Sustainability Week
Mayors sign declaration of intent at Sustainability WeekArticle

Mayors from 39 African capital cities signed a declaration of intent during Sustainability Week which took place from 23 to 25 June at the CSIR in Pretoria...

20 Jul 2015

African mayors invited to attend Sustainability Forum
African mayors invited to attend Sustainability ForumArticle

The executive mayor of the City of Tshwane, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, has extended an invitation to the mayors of African capital cities to attend the African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum...

6 Mar 2015

Jo'burg gets green thumbs-upArticle

Johannesburg has a reputation for being the world's biggest manmade forest, boasting more than 10 million trees, says News24, but with the ever-present mine-dump dust, the ongoing threat of acid mine drainage and the bleak landscapes, not to mention the traffic jams, at first glance Johannesburg is not an ideal contender for South Africa's greenest city.

21 Nov 2011

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