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.

Musa Khumalo is the Group Head for Shared Services at the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. He is also the chairpers...

Smart City Initiatives and Future Plans at City of Tshwane

Musa Khumalo is the Group Head for Shared Services at the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. He is also the chairperson of the Risk and Audit Committee at the Gauteng Department of Economic Development. We discuss Smart City initiatives at the City of Tshwane, e-Tshwane statistics, future plans for e-Tshwane, how the City of Tshwane has managed to do more than many other municipalities, and his vision of the city in 2040.

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Craig Kesson is Executive Director for Corporate Services at the City of Cape Town. He’s also the Chief Resilience Offi...

Emerging Disruptors, Resilience and Data Strategy at City of Cape Town

Craig Kesson is Executive Director for Corporate Services at the City of Cape Town. He’s also the Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Data Officer. We explore the data-driven strategy at City of Cape Town, overcoming the general fear of data in public departments, emerging disrupters impacting the City and how it will remain resilient, his definition of a Smart City, what he would change if he had a magic wand, his hopes for the City 20 years from now.

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Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is a multi-disciplinary scholar-practitioner currently occupied in several capacities working at the i...

Un-Visioning the Future of Cities

Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is a multi-disciplinary scholar-practitioner currently occupied in several capacities working at the intersection between people, place and technological change, focusing on the global south. We discuss her work, stakeholder collaboration, smart cities, inclusive cities, what she would change if she had a magic wand and her vision for cities in 2040.

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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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