Edgar Pieterse
Founding Director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC)

Professor Edgar Pieterse is founding director of the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town. He is consulting editor for Cityscapes—an international biannual magazine on urbanism in the global South. Edgar is co-author with AbdouMaliq Simone of: New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times (2017) and recent co-edited books include: African Cities Reader III: Land, Property & Value (2015), Africa’s Urban Revolution (2014) and Rogue Urbanism: Emergent African Cities (2013). He serves on the Advisory Boards of: Indian Institute for Human Settlements (Bangalore), LSE Cities (London), the Gauteng City-region Observatory (Jo’burg), and the Open Society Foundation of South Africa.

Session: Smart Cities & Smart Systems in Africa: Challenges & Opportunities 

Date:  28 March 2018

Time: 11:45-12:45