Built Environment Integration Practice Report

Since 2017, a group of practitioners involved in spatial transformation and built environment integration have met regularly to discuss and agree on issues that require further research, and enquire about the reality of built environment
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Citopoly Board Game

The board game, Citopoly was born out of experimenting with ways of getting city practitioners more engaged in knowledge generation and application. The research team for the Built Environment Integration Practice study sought to package
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Urban Festival: Empowering the Civic

The Empowering the Civic edition of Urban Festival will provide a platform to explore the potential of civic-tech to overcome current challenges and barriers and leap forward into new ways of civic engagement and mobilisation for urban
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The State of Crime and Safety in South African Cities Report 2020

This report presents an analysis on the state of crime and violence in nine of South  Africa’s major cities: Johannesburg, Cape Town, eThekwini, Ekurhuleni, Tshwane, Nelson Mandela Bay, Mangaung, Buffalo City and Msunduzi. The data upon
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Smart Cities Paper Series

This paper series attempts to use practical examples and experiences to work towards an understanding of what a smart city means for South African cities through smart governance. Smart governance, a key characteristic of smart cities, is
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BEITT Practitioner Profiles

The BEITT is a community of built environment practitioners who are working together to build a strong network of municipal practice. Four times a year, the BEITT group comes together physically to meet at a venue that embeds us in the
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The State of the Expanded Public Works Programme in South African Cities 2018-2019

The aim of this report is therefore to highlight the progress and implementation of the EPWP by the cities in the 2018-19 year of Phase III of the EPWP.
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Rethinking LED: “Local Economic Development” in Intermediate Cities

This research series on intermediate cities continues to contribute to an important knowledge base that supports more targeted and effective urban policy, governance, planning and management interventions. This kind of continuous learning
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Infrastructure Dialogues 2019

Infrastructure Dialogues platform provides a forum for senior government, private sector and civil society stakeholders to share views and perspectives on critical issues affecting the infrastructure
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The State of Urban Safety in South African Cities Report 2018/19

The State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report is a flagship publication of the South African Cities Urban Safety Reference Group (USRG). The USRG constitutes the first institutionalised forum in South Africa that enables practice-based
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Political Administrative Interface in the Built Environment

Administrations in cities across the board are currently unstable, with high levels of uncertainty that officials need to deal with. This applies in cities that have shifted to coalition governments through the 2016 election, as well as
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State of City Finances 2020

The State of City Finances Report is one of the flagship publications of the South African Cities Network (SACN). As with previous editions (in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2018), this fifth State of City Finances Report examines the finances of
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State of City Finances 2018

The State of City Finances Report is one of the flagship publications of the South African Cities Network. It reports on the finances of the nine largest cities in South Africa: Johannesburg, Cape Town, eThekwini, Ekurhuleni, Tshwane,
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The State of the Expanded Public Works Programme in South African Cities 2017-18

At the center of South Africa’s public employment programmes is the Expanded Public Works Programme, which has created just over 9.4 million jobs since
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South African Urban Conference Report 2018

The second national Urban Conference took place on 30 and 31 October 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, under the theme of “Activating an All-of-Society Approach to Implementing the Urban
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