Events – Urban safety

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Urban safety – Events

The role of taxi associations as agents of social control and community policing

27 Feb 2018 | Centre for Social Science Research & Safety and Violence Initiative | Cape Town

The Centre for Social Science Research will be hosting a seminar with Azwi Netshikulwe and Ncedo Mngqibisa from the Safety and Violence Initiative (SaVI) on Tuesday, 27 February 2018, titled ‘The role of taxi associations as agents of social control and community policing’.

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ACC International Urban Conference

01 – 03 Feb 2018 | African Centre for Cities | Cape Town

The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town is convening an international academic conference in Cape Town to take stock of cutting-edge urban research and to debate knowledge priorities in the aftermath of the new global development architecture.

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South African Urban Conference: Cities in Conversation

30 Oct 2017 | South African Cities Network | Ethekwini

The South African Cities Network (SACN) will be hosting 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 will be an annual event that focuses on implementing a transformative urban agenda.

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Open Streets Main Road

01 Oct 2017 | Open Streets Cape Town | Cape Town

On Sunday 1 October, a 5km section of Cape Town’s M4 (aka Main Road) will be reserved for people, not cars, during the first ever ‘Open Streets Main Road’. Closed to motorised vehicles, it will become an open space for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair users and other non-motorised transport users to move in safety. Open Streets is free and everyone is encouraged to participate and help plan the day.

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Africa’s future is urban

23 Nov 2016 | Institute for Security Studies | ISS Africa, Pretoria

In less than 20 years, one out of every two people in Africa is likely to live in an urban area. Will Africa’s urbanisation translate to a better life for all, or is it set to compound slow development growth, poverty, inequality and violence? A new African Futures research paper addresses these questions and forecasts likely population numbers for Africa’s current and emerging megacities.

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Infrastructure Dialogue: Urban Safety

16 Nov 2016 | South African Cities Network | Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand

The South African Cities Network and Development Bank of Southern Africa are inviting to an Infrastructure Dialogues on Urban Safety: This dialogue looks at how public spaces in South Africa can be made safer and more inclusive, in order to realise their full value.

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