Superstar cities: Unlocking the untapped potential of Africa’s urban centres Join us on 29 October at 1200-1300 BST / 1400-1500 EAT to discuss what makes a superstar city? 29 octubre 2021


The past 18 months saw the first pan-African recession in 50 years. Yet the outlook for the continent is one of optimism, with the African Development Bank forecasting a swift and sustained recovery. Though some cities make strikingly outsized economic contributions, African cities are often overlooked en bloc. Africa, the world’ youngest continent, will soon only trail Asia in terms of global urbanisation. But making good on this enormous potential will require investment. Drawing on the findings of our recent Superstar Cities of Africa report, we ask: what makes a superstar city and how can Africa’s urban centres realise their undoubted promise?

Panellists to include:

Mthobisi Masinga, Manager for Sustainability, City Resilience and Stakeholder Business Relations, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)

Sean Ellison, Research Manager, Cushman & Wakefield

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