The African Cities Journal is the first peer-reviewed journal that promotes a multi- and trans-disciplinary approach to urban planning in Africa in two languages (English and French) and through a broad palette of communication formats. The Journal seeks to translate scientific evidence into practical recommendations to address the societal and spatial complexities of African cities. We welcome contributions from different disciplinary perspectives (e.g., geography, public health, or information technologies), as long as they address urban planning challenges faced in the African continent, and advance evidence-based recommendations. Moreover, the journal proposes innovative communication formats, notably a manuscript type specifically aimed at young researchers who want to learn more about scientific writing and publishing (see all manuscript types in Author Guidelines).


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African Cities Lab

Revamp of the African Cities Journal

2024-05-21 | Journal news

The African Cities Journal is revamped and open for submissions, inviting researchers and practitioners to contribute to the advancement of sustainable urban development on the continent.

Vol. 3 No. 2 (2022): Challenges of Urban Planning in Africa

Published: 2022-08-22