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The South African Cities Network prepares and publishes regular editions of a State of the Cities Reports for South Africa. These reports, with their thorough research, provide a basis on which to start looking at how to make South African cities better places in which to live, work and play.

The first edition, in 2004, provided a first-of-its-kind overview of how the nine largest cities in the country had performed between 1996 and 2001 against the thematic ideals of productivity, inclusivity, sustainability and good governance. It became a key reference work for public policy development across the spheres of government, strategic planning (particularly by provinces and the cities) and further academic work by a range of researchers.

A second edition, in 2006, was much wider in its scope and provided a clearer picture of the trends in urban performance and the dynamics that shape cities in South Africa. It looked at how city development strategies stimulated economic growth and the extent to which cities had provided access to services, amenities and opportunities for all residents.

A third edition, in 2011, The 2011 SoCR, which was themed "Towards Resilient Cities", laid the foundation for the guiding theme for SACN's 2011-2016 five-year strategy: "South African Cities as effective drivers of local and national development. 

A fourth edition, in 2016, "South African Cities as effective drivers of local and national development" is the theme of the fourth edition of the SoCR. It is a product of the accumulated wisdom of five years of knowledge generation and engagement by the SACN and the broader fraternity of urban development practitioners, scholars and analysts. The reports aim is to improve our understanding of the role of cities and what is required to ensure their success.

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ACTIVATING AN ALL-OF-SOCIETY APPROACH TO IMPLEMENTING THE URBAN AGENDA

The 2018 Urban Conference will follow on from the 2017 event which focused specifically on communication and engaging with urban stakeholders on the content of the IUDF. At this follow up event, the aim is to further embed the IUDF agenda by focusing on what implementation means in practice. A series of sessions will focus on the themes and sub-themes and will be designed so that there are theoretical and evidence-based inputs but also space for thinking through what practical implementations of the IUDF means for the various spheres of government and in different sectors.

The objectives of the conference are as follows:

  • Harvesting: Pulling together towards and all of society approach. Mapping what is happening in the urban space, where there are opportunities for collaboration and co-producing effective urban responses.
  • Engaging: Working through what multi-stakeholder engagement looks like in practice. Thinking through creating and generating partnered responses.
  • Mobilising: Talking, reflecting, planning together as a collective towards action. How do we develop individual and collective plans to achieve our long term urban agendas?
  • Monitoring: Benchmarking where we are now in order to measure progress over time. Determining what our qualitative and quantitative measures are for determining progress and success.

The SA Urban Conference 2018 will be taking place over the 30-31 October 2018 in Gauteng. The venue is to be confirmed soon. 

If you would like to register for the conference please click below:

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