UrbanAfrica is a student organization in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at MIT.
The purpose of UrbanAfrica is to explore the complexity of urban development in African cities and discuss strategies for engagement. The group is constituted as a space to explore research and practice-based interests, generate academic discussion, and elevate the analysis of Africa cities within DUSP and MIT more broadly. We do this through organizing public events, academic discussions on thematic and regional concerns specific to the African context, supporting research and practice-based initiatives and extending institutional linkages to African based groups.
All members of the MIT community are welcome to attend and participate in UrbanAfrica events, as well as the broader Cambridge and Boston community.
UrbanAfrica's initiatives have included the DUSP in Africa Showcase as well as a variety of events including the Spring 2014 speaker series on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and a brown-bag lunch series, Pepper Soup.