PLN #35 – Co-creating Tomorrow’s Cities in Africa
Participatory risk-informed urban planning for the future

Organizing partners

Ardhi University
International Institute for Environment & Development
Temeke Municipality
Tomorrow's Cities
United Cities & Local Government (UCLG)
UCLG Africa

Hosting city

Temeke, Tanzania

Good practices

Approach: Tomorrow Cities’ future-oriented methodology

Policy discussion: What are the governance implications of adopting a future-oriented, risk-sensitive and participatory approach to planning?

Case Studies:

  • Blantyre (Malawi) Reviewing Urban Structure Plans to account for climate impacts 

  • Durban (South Africa) A Collaborative Approach to Strategic Planning for Inclusive Outcomes 

  • Freetown (Sierra Leone) Decentralization of functions of basic service delivery, stakeholder engagement 

  • Kisumu (Kenya) Partnerships with community & student co-researchers to advance local assessments and define actions 

  • Kasese (Uganda) Mobilizing resources to meet today’s needs and face tomorrow’s risks 

  • Sekondi-Takoradi (Ghana) Smart governance system for more effective development control