The 2017 South African Urban Conference took place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 30 October 2017. It was hosted by the South African Cities Network (SACN) in collaboration with the Departments of Human Settlements (DHS) and Cooperative Governance (DCOG), the National Treasury, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN), and the Ethekwini Municipality. The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) vision of building “liveable, safe, integrated, economically inclusive, and globally competitive cities” informed the 2017 conference. This vision is closely aligned to the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 “Making Cities and Human Settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.
The Knowledge Exchange is a response to an identified need for increased information exchange in the Southern African region. It has been developed as a broad collaboration of partners, with the CSIR acting as the custodian.