A research project will examine emergent governance practices in the 'turn-around' African cities of Lagos, Luanda and Johannesburg. It is crucial to track the nature and significance of the urban investments that constitute the turn-around efforts unfolding. In order to orient the research, it is important to map out what is at stake for African and other cities in developing their medium- and long-term investment strategies. This is the focus of one section of this paper, and sets up the formulation of research questions that drives this inquiry. The final sections of the paper consider methodological issues, time-frames for the research, the policy engagement approach and envisaged publications.
PASGR. Research Project Framework Paper: Urban Governance and turning African Cities Around. Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, (2015) 27 pp.