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African Centre for Cities

The African Centre for Cities (ACC) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching programme focussed on quality scholarship regarding the dynamics of unsustainable urbanization processes in Africa, with an eye on identifying systemic responses. Rapid and poorly governed urbanization in Africa points to a profound developmental and philosophical crisis. Most scholarship focuses on the development challenges but continue to fail to provide adequate answers or proposal to reverse growing urban inequality, ...

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Association of African Planning Schools

The AAPS has a membership of 50 planning institutions, from all regions of Africa. Currently the Association is operating two projects, both funded by the Rockefeller Foundation: the first aims to 'Revitalise Planning Education' in Africa, whilst the second seeks to promote community collaboration in planning education programmes through partnerships with advocacy networks such as SDI and WIEGO. Planning schools that wish to join the network, and participate in these projects, ...

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Deutsche Gesellschaft Für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation. We offer demand-driven, tailor-made and effective services for sustainable development.

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Santa Fe Institute

The Santa Fe Institute is a private, not-for-profit, independent research and education center, founded in 1984, where leading scientists grapple with some of the most compelling and complex problems of our time. Researchers come to the Santa Fe Institute from universities, government agencies, research institutes, and private industry to collaborate across disciplines, merging ideas and principles of many fields -- from physics, mathematics, and biology to the social sciences and ...

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