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Future Cities Africa hosts digital discussions with thought leaders and experts at the forefront of major trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting the future of African Cities.Major drivers such as rapid urbanisation, health crisis, climate change, inadequate infrastructure, technology advancement and more are creating an urgent need for African Cities to become sustainable, livable and workable.New ways of thinking about governance, funding, mobility, urban planning and design, construction and implementation of projects coupled with major advancements in technology like 5G, blockchain, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, data science, machine learning, renewable energy and more give promise of an uncertain but exciting future.To learn and stay at the forefront of trends, projects, innovations, challenges and opportunities impacting what future African Cities will look likesSubscribe to stay informed.

Latest Episodes

Get in the Time Machine: What Will Cities Look Like in 2040?

A collection of interviews with 12 thought leaders: * Bronwyn Williams, Partner, Flux Trends * Musa Khumalo, Head: Shared Services, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality * Craig Kesson, Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Data Officer, City of Cape Town * Geci Karuri-Sebina, Associate, South African Cities Network * Bob van Bebber, Director, Boogertman + Partners Architects * Dmitry Pozhidaev, Global Advisor, UN Capital Development Fund * and more

39 min5 d ago
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Get in the Time Machine: What Will Cities Look Like in 2040?

Emerging Disruptors, Resilience and Data Strategy at City of Cape Town

Craig Kesson is Executive Director for Corporate Services at the City of Cape Town. He’s also the Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Data Officer. We explore the data driven strategy at City of Cape Town, overcoming the general fear of data in public departments, emerging disrupters impacting the City and how it will remain resilient, his definition of a Smart City, what he would change if he had a magic wand, his hopes for the City 20 years from now.

23 min5 d ago
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Emerging Disruptors, Resilience and Data Strategy at City of Cape Town

Thriving in an Era of Emerging Technologies and Constant Change

Nicky Verd is author of the hit book: Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted. She’s a digital strategy consultant, an Africa enthusiast and Africa's digital transformation maverick. We discuss key takeaways from her book, the 4IR, the future of work and education, inclusive cities, overcoming the digital divide, personal disruption and staying relevant in an era of constant change.

40 min5 d ago
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Thriving in an Era of Emerging Technologies and Constant Change

Urbanization and the Quality of Growth in Uganda

Dmitry Pozhidaev is Global Advisor at UN Capital Development Fund, he’s based in Uganda We discuss 15 new cities that are planned for Uganda, International municipal investment fund, insights into the book: ‘Reflections on African Cities in Transition’ and his chapter called ‘Urbanization and the Quality of Growth in Uganda: The Challenge of Structural Transformation and Sustainable and Inclusive Development’, emerging disruptors for Ugandan cities and much more.

30 min5 d ago
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Urbanization and the Quality of Growth in Uganda

Smart Citizens Need Smart Education

Prof. Nabil El Kadhi is Vice President of Academic Affairs at Khawarizmi International College. We explore the schema for future education, UAE education system and what Africa can learn from it, challenges that must be overcome, the difference between smart education and digital education, homeschool vs school/ university, readiness of the classic university for the future, definition of a smart city and a smart citizen, cities in 2040 and advice for students stuck in the old education system

37 minSEP 22
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Smart Citizens Need Smart Education

Helping Cities Take Action and Control Their Smart & Data Driven Agendas

Jonathan Wilson is Urban Data Project Manager at the South African Cities Network (SACN). We discuss the SACN Smart Cities paper series, the importance of open data for cities; siloed operations and how to solve challenges to urban data management, Common Data Framework for Cities, open data projects in South Africa, cities in 2040 and the decline of urbanisation.

28 minSEP 16
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Helping Cities Take Action and Control Their Smart & Data Driven Agendas

Moving the Last Mile with MellowVans

Neil du Preez is Founder at MellowVans. He is passionate about urban transport, and the development of last mile delivery solutions. We discuss last mile delivery, safer cities, autonomous driving technologies, local manufacturing and the need for a better education system.

12 minSEP 16
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Moving the Last Mile with MellowVans

Un-Visioning the Future of Cities

Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is a multi-disciplinary scholar-practitioner currently occupied in several capacities working at the intersection between people, place and technological change, focusing on the global south. We discuss her work, stakeholder collaboration, smart cities, inclusive cities, what she would change if she had a magic wand and her vision for cities in 2040.

30 minSEP 4
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Un-Visioning the Future of Cities

Smart City Strategy and Artificial Intelligence as the ‘New Electricity’

Dr. Oualid Ali is President at the Future Cities Council. He's a futurist, technologist and future cities expert. We discuss trends and opportunities for African Cities, Artificial Intelligence as the ‘new electricity’, Smart Cities and its challenges in Africa, Smart City projects in Africa, the future of education and his vision of African cities in 2040.

28 minSEP 3
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Smart City Strategy and Artificial Intelligence as the ‘New Electricity’

South African Cities Network on Urban Safety, Wellbeing and Inclusion

Siphelele Ngobese is Researcher: Inclusion and Well-Being at the South African Cities Network and is responsible for the Urban Safety Programme. We explore the Urban Safety Programme and its objectives, accomplishments and how they are inspiring action. We look at current urban projects incorporating inclusion, wellbeing and safety. Finally we consider challenges of stakeholder collaboration and Siphelele’s hopes for cities in 2040.

29 minAUG 27
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South African Cities Network on Urban Safety, Wellbeing and Inclusion

Latest Episodes

Get in the Time Machine: What Will Cities Look Like in 2040?

A collection of interviews with 12 thought leaders: * Bronwyn Williams, Partner, Flux Trends * Musa Khumalo, Head: Shared Services, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality * Craig Kesson, Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Data Officer, City of Cape Town * Geci Karuri-Sebina, Associate, South African Cities Network * Bob van Bebber, Director, Boogertman + Partners Architects * Dmitry Pozhidaev, Global Advisor, UN Capital Development Fund * and more

39 min5 d ago
Comments
Get in the Time Machine: What Will Cities Look Like in 2040?

Emerging Disruptors, Resilience and Data Strategy at City of Cape Town

Craig Kesson is Executive Director for Corporate Services at the City of Cape Town. He’s also the Chief Resilience Officer and Chief Data Officer. We explore the data driven strategy at City of Cape Town, overcoming the general fear of data in public departments, emerging disrupters impacting the City and how it will remain resilient, his definition of a Smart City, what he would change if he had a magic wand, his hopes for the City 20 years from now.

23 min5 d ago
Comments
Emerging Disruptors, Resilience and Data Strategy at City of Cape Town

Thriving in an Era of Emerging Technologies and Constant Change

Nicky Verd is author of the hit book: Disrupt Yourself Or Be Disrupted. She’s a digital strategy consultant, an Africa enthusiast and Africa's digital transformation maverick. We discuss key takeaways from her book, the 4IR, the future of work and education, inclusive cities, overcoming the digital divide, personal disruption and staying relevant in an era of constant change.

40 min5 d ago
Comments
Thriving in an Era of Emerging Technologies and Constant Change

Urbanization and the Quality of Growth in Uganda

Dmitry Pozhidaev is Global Advisor at UN Capital Development Fund, he’s based in Uganda We discuss 15 new cities that are planned for Uganda, International municipal investment fund, insights into the book: ‘Reflections on African Cities in Transition’ and his chapter called ‘Urbanization and the Quality of Growth in Uganda: The Challenge of Structural Transformation and Sustainable and Inclusive Development’, emerging disruptors for Ugandan cities and much more.

30 min5 d ago
Comments
Urbanization and the Quality of Growth in Uganda

Smart Citizens Need Smart Education

Prof. Nabil El Kadhi is Vice President of Academic Affairs at Khawarizmi International College. We explore the schema for future education, UAE education system and what Africa can learn from it, challenges that must be overcome, the difference between smart education and digital education, homeschool vs school/ university, readiness of the classic university for the future, definition of a smart city and a smart citizen, cities in 2040 and advice for students stuck in the old education system

37 minSEP 22
Comments
Smart Citizens Need Smart Education

Helping Cities Take Action and Control Their Smart & Data Driven Agendas

Jonathan Wilson is Urban Data Project Manager at the South African Cities Network (SACN). We discuss the SACN Smart Cities paper series, the importance of open data for cities; siloed operations and how to solve challenges to urban data management, Common Data Framework for Cities, open data projects in South Africa, cities in 2040 and the decline of urbanisation.

28 minSEP 16
Comments
Helping Cities Take Action and Control Their Smart & Data Driven Agendas

Moving the Last Mile with MellowVans

Neil du Preez is Founder at MellowVans. He is passionate about urban transport, and the development of last mile delivery solutions. We discuss last mile delivery, safer cities, autonomous driving technologies, local manufacturing and the need for a better education system.

12 minSEP 16
Comments
Moving the Last Mile with MellowVans

Un-Visioning the Future of Cities

Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina is a multi-disciplinary scholar-practitioner currently occupied in several capacities working at the intersection between people, place and technological change, focusing on the global south. We discuss her work, stakeholder collaboration, smart cities, inclusive cities, what she would change if she had a magic wand and her vision for cities in 2040.

30 minSEP 4
Comments
Un-Visioning the Future of Cities

Smart City Strategy and Artificial Intelligence as the ‘New Electricity’

Dr. Oualid Ali is President at the Future Cities Council. He's a futurist, technologist and future cities expert. We discuss trends and opportunities for African Cities, Artificial Intelligence as the ‘new electricity’, Smart Cities and its challenges in Africa, Smart City projects in Africa, the future of education and his vision of African cities in 2040.

28 minSEP 3
Comments
Smart City Strategy and Artificial Intelligence as the ‘New Electricity’

South African Cities Network on Urban Safety, Wellbeing and Inclusion

Siphelele Ngobese is Researcher: Inclusion and Well-Being at the South African Cities Network and is responsible for the Urban Safety Programme. We explore the Urban Safety Programme and its objectives, accomplishments and how they are inspiring action. We look at current urban projects incorporating inclusion, wellbeing and safety. Finally we consider challenges of stakeholder collaboration and Siphelele’s hopes for cities in 2040.

29 minAUG 27
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South African Cities Network on Urban Safety, Wellbeing and Inclusion
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