Liteboho Makhele is Programme Manager for Sustainable Cities at South African Cities Network. We explore the current state of climate change interventions, key sustainability projects, the biggest challenge to climate change adaptation, the circular economy, and the main lessons taken from 2020.
Reflection on the state of cities report of 2016
The current state of climate change interventions
Key sustainability projects in South Africa mentioned
Biggest challenge to climate change adaptation
Who needs to take the lead and how?
Limitations that inhibit action from the private sector
How are cities addressing urban food security and what more can be done?
Improving water and sanitation services in informal settlements
Financial impacts of the Pandemic on water and sanitation services
Circular Economy: Focus on waste sector
The ‘15 Minute City’ and its relevance in South Africa
Main lessons taken from 2020 and how to use them going forward
About the Future Cities Africa and South African Cities Network Partnership
2020 has fundamentally changed the context in which South African municipalities govern and provide services. Future Cities Africa has partnered with South African Cities Network on a series of 4 episodes that look at how cities have fared during the pandemic and what fundamental lessons have been learned. We cover: Economic recovery, Climate Change, Governance & Municipal Finance and Built Environment.
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About Liteboho Makhele
After honing my research and project management skills, I successfully project managed a national policy-led and donor-funded project in nine provinces. I went on to work in the public sector providing technical assistance to municipalities on urban regeneration and place making projects, directing urban planning and design teams on how to incorporate sustainability principles in their plans.
I now assist cities:
I get energised by planning, coordinating and facilitating peer-to-peer learning events on climate change adaptation, renewable energy, and water resilience in cities. This has been a critical step in my ability to help city officials connect the dots and craft ways of accelerating their cities’ transition to becoming sustainable. My emphasis is currently on the institutional shifts and governance practices that need to change in cities to enable different patterns of infrastructure provision, resource use and consumption to emerge, as the impacts of climate change and inaction will be detrimental.
About The South African Cities Network (SACN)
The South African Cities Network (SACN) is an established network of South African cities and partners that encourages the exchange of information, experience and best practices on urban development and city management. Since 2002 the SACN’s objectives are to:
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