African Centre for Cities

The African Centre for Cities (ACC) is an interdisciplinary urban research and teaching institute based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The ACC seeks to facilitate critical urban research and policy discourses for the promotion of vibrant, democratic and sustainable urban development in the global South from an African perspective. ACC’s focus is on cities, but the issue of children in cities, and how to create child-friendly cities, is an integral part of ACC’s work. ACC’s Urban Child CityLab, in partnership with the Children’s Institute, specifically focused on children in cities.