Urban Conference 2017

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The South African Cities Network (SACN) hosted the South African Urban Conference in collaboration with the Departments of Human Settlements (DHS) and Cooperative Governance (DCOG), the National Treasury, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN), and the Ethekwini Municipality, on Monday, 30 October 2017 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Ethekwini, followed by the World Cities Day on Tuesday, 31 October 2017. 

The Urban Conference will be an annual event  that focuses on implementing a transformative agenda. It will provide a platform for learning, experimentation, and knowledge exchange. The 2017 conference is informed by the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) vision of building 'liveable, safe, integrated, economically inclusive, and globally competitive cities' which is closely aligned to the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 'Making Cities and Human Settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.'

To strengthen the objectives of our urban agenda, as it relates to SA Cities and Urban spaces, extensive collaboration is necessary; this requires active and continuing dialogue between a range of urban actors, and needs to be maintained through effective and ongoing debate and learning. We hope this conference will therefore provide a stimulating platform for partners and stakeholders in the implementation of the urban agenda. To view the conference site click here.                     

Inclusive Growth

Spatial Integration

Inclusion and Access

Effective Governance