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This portal provides a gateway to further useful websites, apps, and complementary knowledge hubs developed by other organisations engaging in urban development issues. If you are searching for additional information from a particular region, theme, or specific type of knowledge hub or database, use the filtering tools to assist.

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Africa Portal: The Africa Portal is a digital platform for think leaders across the continent and beyond to share their informed perspectives on matters related to African development, economics and politics. The Africa Portal curates a comprehensive collection of research material with their library holding over 5 000 research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs.


Africa SDG Index and Dashboards: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the SDG Centre for Africa hosts an online Africa SDG Index and Dashboards portal. The portal tracks 51 African countries’ progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and displays the data in either an index or a dashboard format.


African Food Security Urban Network: AFSUN was founded in 2008 to address the crisis of food insecurity in Africa’s rapidly-growing towns and cities. AFSUN aims to improve the knowledge base of the dimensions and causes of urban food insecurity in Africa and to develop and advocate for international, national and local policies to enhance food and nutrition security.


Africapolis: Produced by the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club, Africapolis.org is the only comprehensive and standardised geospatial database on cities and urbanisation dynamics in Africa. Combining demographic sources, satellite and aerial imagery and other cartographic sources, it is designed to enable comparative and long-term analyses of urban dynamics - covering 7 500 agglomerations in 50 countries.


Atlas of Urban Expansion: "The NYU Urban Expansion Program at the Marron Institute of Urban Management and the Stern School of Business of New York University, in partnership with UN-Habitat and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, has initiated a multi-phase research effort to monitor the quantitative and qualitative aspects of global urban expansion."


Cities and Urbanisation: The World Economic Forum's gateway to news and resources related to their cities and urbanisation theme


Cities IGC: The International Growth Centre directs a global network of researchers and in-country teams in Africa and South Asia and works closely with partner governments to generate high quality research and policy advice on key growth challenges. Based at the London School of Economics and in partnership with the University of Oxford.


City Space Architecture: City Space Architecture is a non-profit cultural association established in 2013 and based in Bologna, Italy. Their mission is to promote a general awareness on architecture, public space, cities and urbanity, focusing on a shared vision of our common liveable future.


Civic Tech Innovation Network: The CivicTech Innovation Network newsletter and online magazine is produced by the Journalism and Media Lab, Johannesburg. The Civic Tech Innovation Network brings together data experts, journalists and technologists and others in civil society and government in South Africa to learn and improve the effective use of technologies for public services, governance, accountability and transparency.

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