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Mistra Urban Futures Annual International Conference 2017

Date: 13-14 November, 2017

Venue: Kisumu, Kenya


Mistra Urban Futures Annual International Conference takes place from 13 to 15 November 2017 in Kisumu, Kenya under the banner “Realising Just Cities – Learning Through Comparison”.

The rapidly growing number of people moving into cities all over the world also present a challenge of unprecedented size. It is crucial to find ways to make urbanisation a source for wealth, health and sustainability – which is shared. Mistra Urban Futures arranges yearly a conference about Realising Just Cities.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Visiting Researcher at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and a Global Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington DC. Member of Mistra Urban Futures Board.
  • Edgar Pieterse, South African Research Chair in Urban Policy & Director of African Centre for Cities.


The Mistra Urban Futures organisation is made up of five local interaction platforms, spread in five cities around the world: Cape Town, Gothenburg, Sheffield-Manchester, Kisumu, and – since 2016 – also Malmö as a centre for the Skåne region. Mutual learning and development of the research centre’s activites goes hand in hand with the outspoken focus on the research.



Hosted by


The African Centre for Cities (ACC) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching programme focused on quality scholarship regarding the dynamics of unsustainable urbanisation processes in Africa, with an eye on identifying systemic responses.



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Mistra Urban Futures Annual International Conference 2017
Starting on
31 July, 2017
Ending on
1 August, 2017

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