8 September 2022

New NAUU workshop report published

The New African Urban University workshop synthesis report has just been published. The report includes a set of summary briefs that describe the outcomes of three workshops that have taken place in the first quarter of 2022.

GettyImages-1024287234_Heavy traffic
Heavy traffic

Urban Institute Professors - Beth Perry, Vanesa Castan Broto and Maliq Simone - plus Urban Studies and Planning colleagues Dr Paula Meth and Professor Tom Goodfellow contributed to the new report. 

The New African Urban University partnership is developing a research agenda to strengthen the role of African universities to advance just and sustainable urban transitions in African cities.

It is based on the assumption that universities must play a role in addressing the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, in particular, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 to make cities inclusive, safe, sustainable and resilient.

This partnership engages with the promise and potential of African universities to support the steering of just and sustainable urban transitions. By fostering a more global and inclusive understanding of systems changes required by African universities, this partnership initiative will develop a distinctive approach to theory and practice.

View the report here

This is part of our theme on Co-producing Urbanisms.

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.