Co-producing urban knowledge in Angola and Mozambique: towards meeting SDG 11

Journal article

The need to make cities in Africa more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (Sustainable Development Goal 11) is undisputed as rapid urban growth rates are set to make the African region a key hub in the global transition to a predominantly urban world.

This perspective presents findings from a research project conducted in the cities of Luanda, Angola and Maputo, Mozambique, which used citizen science to generate data on selected indicators of the urban Sustainable Development Goal and use this data to inform more inclusive, sustainable and participatory urban planning and policymaking.

Based on the research, we argue that meeting SDG 11 will ultimately depend on the spaces and mechanisms for knowledge co-production and sharing that are produced in the process.

Sylvia Croese
Massamba Dominique & Inês Macamo Raimundo
Volume 1, Article number: 8 (2021)
Theme
Sustainable Cities