Our Vision and Mission


Our vision is to educate society (including other spheres of government) on the role and responsibilities of urban local government and to provide thought leadership by producing and disseminating credible and evolving knowledge about cities.


  • To promote good governance and management of South African cities.
  • To analyse strategic challenges facing South African cities, particularly in the context of global economic integration and national development.
  • To collect, collate, analyse, assess, disseminate and apply the experience of large city government in a South African context.
  • To promote a shared-learning partnership between different actors to support the governance of South African cities.