South African cities of the future: exploring a low-carbon development pathway


The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town is hosting an International Urban Conference to celebrate its ten-year anniversary. The conference draws together leading urban scholars and practitioners from all corners of Africa and the world to take stock of ground-breaking urban research, to explore new avenues for enquiry and collaboration, and to make visible the vibrant state of this broad and heterogeneous field.

The conference takes place from 1 to 3 February 2018, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Our V-LED partners Peta Wolpe and Yachika Reddy from Sustainable Energy Africa invite participants of the conference to explore the future of South African low-emission cities. In a comparative study, SEA has assessed the energy consumption and carbon emissions of key sectors in 27 major South African cities – pointing towards huge mitigation potentials.

Join their presentation to discuss the change required to pave the way for transformation of South Africa’s energy and emissions picture and ultimately its development future.

The programme overview of the conference is available here.