The Future is Determined by the Progress We Make Today
Regina Opondo is Senior Community Principal at Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) in Kenya, and part of an exciting team of urban designers and action researchers who have worked on some exciting community-driven urban interventions across Nairobi and other cities.
Executive Mayor Dirk Kotzé of Mossel Bay Local Municipality shares the key elements to their success, including financial discipline, political stability, competent staff, and digitization. From innovative technological advancements and digitisation strategies to fostering private sector collaboration, we explore how the municipality is actively working towards a growing and sustainable economy, addressing social challenges, and enhancing the quality of life in the municipality.
Ashton Mpofu, Expert Analyst for Water at GreenCape explains current municipal regulations, successful municipal projects, primary challenges, assessing economic feasibility, financing opportunities, and more relating to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy applications in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Works.
Africa, as the last continent to urbanise and with the world's youngest population, provides a unique opportunity for developing a truly sustainable future in a way that no other part of the world can.
Future Cities Africa is a thought leadership & knowledge exchange platform that get into the minds of city and business thought leaders who are impacting and shaping the future of African Cities. We explore major trends, projects, challenges, opportunities, actions, and innovations impacting citisens, business and cities.
We understand that Africa’s unique opportunities and challenges cannot be addressed by one sector or industry alone. 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.
Through knowledge sharing, collaboration and owning our future we can stay engaged and build together on a prosperous and exciting future for all Africans.
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.
Human-made environments that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from buildings to cities and beyond.
Explore how we are using new, fast and frequently changing digital technology to solve problems.
Reorganise new and existing transport methods to reduce fatalities, reduce congestion and pollution and improve the urban economy.
Discover new technologies that are improving city service delivery and the quality of life of citizens.
Learn from the latest city project case studies across Africa that is leading the way in innovation.
Future cities will be smart, sustainable, livable and workable cities.
Significant issues for policymakers in order to realise the full potential of an economy.
How to shift to a low-emissions and eventually climate neutral society.
Master the challenges and opportunities of rapid urbanisation and key drivers of city development in Africa