Liveable, Inclusive, Safe, and Resilient Cities: Implementing SA’s urban agenda.
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 in Ethekwini. The Urban Conference is an annual event that focuses on implementing a transformative urban agenda. It will provide a platform for learning, experimentation, and knowledge exchange. The 2017 conference is informed by the IUDF vision of building ‘Liveable, safe, integrated, economically inclusive and globally competitive cities’ which is closely aligned to the global SDG Goal 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.
The 2017 Urban Conference will bring together officials from the 8 member cities of the SACN, selected secondary cities and targeted stakeholders and will focus on the following objectives:
Urban Conference 2017
1st SA World Cities Day
African Forum For Urban Safety – AFUS
Mon, 30 October 2017
Tue, 31 October 2017
Wed-Fri, 1-3 November 2017
Inclusive Cities, Shared Experiences: urban economic growth, urban land and spatial integration, urban well-being, inclusion and access and effective governance.
Better City, Better Life: connected cities for the people / implementing the New Urban Agenda.
Creating Safer Cities for all: Implementation of the New Urban Agenda: effective justice system, monitoring capabilities and reporting, safety planning, capacity building and youth, crime and violence.
SA City practitioners (network) member cities / RG’s, partners, select urban actors and select secondary cities (KZN)
SA metros & secondary cities, national and provincial public and private stakeholders, academia.
African metros & secondary cities; SA national and provincial government departments; organised local government, civil society & business community; academia.
Targeted: Local – National
External: National – Global
Targeted: Sectoral – Continental
Zoe Kota- Fredericks
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Presidential Business Club 1 – Level 3
44 Isaiah Ntshangase Rd,
The following accommodation options are available in the surrounding area:
For access around the Durban beach front, the Inner City, and to Moses Mabhida Stadium, we encourage you to use the People Mover. For hotels on the beach front, the Blue Route stops right outside the Kings Park Pool which is located opposite the stadium.
To view the Route Map Click Here
Media Advisory – 13 October 2017 – Click here
Media Advisory – 20 October 2017 – Click here
Media Advisory – 26 October 2017 – Click here
The South African Urban Conference 2017, brought together a diverse set of actors to discuss the big issue about the development and governance of our cities. This video draws on the discussion to speculate about the future of our cities. #WorldCitiesDay #UrbanConf17 #UrbanOctober. – CLICK BELOW TO VIEW VIDEO
1. Inclusive Growth: How do we strengthen and grow city economies to be more inclusive
2. Spatial Integration: How do we increase equitable access to urban land space?
3. Inclusion and Access: What makes cities more liveable for all, particularly vulnerable urban dwellers?
4. Effective Governance: What kind of urban governance encourages inclusion and access?
Urban Conference 2017 Report – Click here.