Bordeaux, France

African Cities in 2030

online course
when 31 May 2021 - 4 June 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 250

This online Bordeaux Summer School focuses on the topic of development in Africa, and especially the unique challenges facing African cities. These include: rapid urbanization within a context of limited economic growth, threats resulting from climate change, uncontrolled road traffic and the expansion of polluting industries.

Target group

The course is designed for graduate and doctoral students, as well as professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and improve their methodological and interdisciplinary skills in terms of research and action for African cities.

Language requirements: classes are conducted in English. Discussions and group work will be in both French and English. Candidates should have at least a B2 level or equivalent in both languages.

Candidates must provide a CV and cover letter.

Course aim

Course content is delivered remotely and will provide participants with a critical and complementary analysis of the evolution of African cities over the past 20 years, as well as the challenges and opportunities for the next ten years in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.


Participants will have access to the most recent data and knowledge, as well as fresh insights into public policy processes, development challenges, and multidisciplinary interventions aiming to reach the SDGs in African contexts. They will also have the opportunity to interact and connect with the experts, researchers and professors present.

Fee info

EUR 250: Participants from low income countries: 150€ early bird fee; 250€ regular fee, incl. VAT.
EUR 450: Other participants: 300€ early bird fee; 450€ regular fee, incl. VAT.