Mistra Urban Futures Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) Learning Event

Join us in sharing the experiences of the Embedded Researchers at the conclusion of the first phase of the KTP partnership between the African Centre for Cities and the City of Cape Town.

Bringing together academic and practitioner knowledge can co-produce defensible and legitimate responses to policy challenges. The Knowledge Transfer Programme, launched in 2012, proceeded through the placement of four embedded researchers in departments at the City, working on City projects and processes. The KTP, through both the Embedded Researcher Programme and the City Officials Exchange Programme has sought to make policy and decision-making processes more accessible and applicable through the co- production of knowledge and the dissemination of both scholarship and practice.

This event focuses primarily on showcasing and learning from the work conducted by the four embedded researchers, who have experimented with new ways of engaging and working with the City. The Panel Discussion will draw on the researchers’ lengthy engagement with urban policy processes and consider ways of tracking the impacts of co-produced knowledge.

Venue: Seminar room, UCT Research office, Allan Cormack House, 2 Rhodes Ave, Mowbray

Date: 20 August 2015


3-4pm: Panel discussion: Co-producing knowledge for urban change: reflections on understanding impact

Panelists: Anton Cartwright, Anna Taylor, Robert McGaffin and Saul Roux, chaired by Edgar Pieterse

4-5pm: Drinks reception celebration of the partnership

Please note that this is a "by invitation only" event.

RSVP to Saskia Greyling by Friday 14 August 2015.