Shaping the Future of African Cities

Exploring the minds of visionaries, innovators and key decision makers who are determining the future of African Cities.

Featured Discussions on Future Cities Africa

Explore the minds of thought leaders and experts on major trends, technologies, innovations, projects, challenges and opportunities impacting African citizens, business and cities.

Michael Webster is Executive Director for Water and Waste at City of Cape Town. We explore the City’s water strategy an...

Water Strategy and Future Thinking at the City of Cape Town

Michael Webster is Executive Director for Water and Waste at City of Cape Town. We explore the City’s water strategy and key commitments, lessons from the 2018 water crisis, recent progress made, future thinking, new technologies, opportunities and challenges for private sector collaboration, and advice for cities grappling with water management.

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Joanne Parker is the project lead for SCODA at Open Cities Lab. Tshegang Chipeya is the project lead for the Durban EDGE Prog...

Deep Dive into the South African Cities Open Data Almanac (SCODA)

Joanne Parker is the project lead for SCODA at Open Cities Lab. Tshegang Chipeya is the project lead for the Durban EDGE Programme at eThekwini Municipality. We explore what SCODA is, what it offers Cities, tools utilised in the Durban EDGE case and success stories, Open Data challenges at the municipal level and how they can be overcome.

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Nicolaas Klopper is Director at 1map. We explore the National Property Register and its importance to the management of a cit...

Integrated Digital Mapping for Better City Management

Nicolaas Klopper is Director at 1map. We explore the National Property Register and its importance to the management of a city, how maps make complex data less abstract and provide actionable insights that drive revenue and improve service delivery, and how Mapping will be transformed as part of everyone’s workflow.

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Welcome to Future Cities Africa

Major drivers such as urbanisation, technology advancement, pandemics, digital transformation, climate change, inadequate infrastructure and more are creating an urgent need for African Cities to be sustainable, livable, workable and smart.

Future Cities Africa is a neutral knowledge platform hosting 1 on 1 digital discussions that get into the minds of thought leaders and experts.

We explore major trends, technologies, innovations, projects, challenges and opportunities impacting citizens, business and cities.

We find insights into how we can ensure a bright future for Africa and her people.

The success of Africa’s future workable, livable and sustainable cities depend of the clear vision and integration of elements across many topics and sectors like digital transformation; city planning; development and architecture; healthcare, enable policies; financial models and funding; mobility; citizen centric services; digital strategies; data management and integration; data centric approaches; infrastructure and utilities management, renewable energy, sustainability; climate change; inclusivity; equitable participation & shared benefit; growing the township economy; reducing poverty and unemployment; governance and ethics; broadband connectivity for all citizens; data privacy; cyber security; drone technology; Blockchain, Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, 5G, managing ICT and many more.

The future for African cities are not set in stone, however through collaboration and sharing of knowledge we can stay informed and build together on a prosperous and exciting future for ourselves and our children.

Topics Covered by #FCA

The future for African cities are not set in stone, however through collaboration and sharing of knowledge we can stay informed and build together on a prosperous and exciting future for ourselves and our children.

Built Environment

Human-made environments that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings to cities and beyond.

Digital Transformation

Explore how we are using new, fast and frequently changing digital technology to solve problems.

Mobility

Reorganise new and existing transport methods to reduce fatalities, reduce congestion and pollution and improve the urban economy.

New Technologies

Discover new technologies that are improving city service delivery and the quality of life of citizens.

Innovative City Projects

Learn from the latest city project case studies across Africa that is leading the way in innovation.

Smart Cities

Future cities will be smart, sustainable, livable and workable cities.

Finance & Governance

Significant issues for policymakers in order to realise the full potential of an economy.

Climate Change

How to shift to a low-emissions and eventually climate neutral society.

Challenges & Opportunities

Master the challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanisation and key drivers of city development in Africa

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