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Caring Cities - South African Cities Network

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Published on Jul 15, 2013

Caring cities make conscious choices and take conscious action to be inclusive, equitable, hospitable and supportive. They strive to offer a high quality of life, show a sense of humanity and exchange, provide comfort and dignity for all and deliver solutions that meet the needs of their residents. They protect and sustain the quality of environment and allocate resources to ensure the health and wellbeing of their inhabitants. In caring cities, plans and decisions are publicly deliberated and citizens are involved in decision-making.

Metropolis Conference 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa

ABOUT THIS VIDEO
This video has been developed in preparation for the Metropolis Annual Meeting, hosted in Johannesburg in July 2013. The conceptual framing of the caring city draws heavily on the work of South African urban scholar Professor Susan Parnell. She also assisted the team in conceptualising the caring city within current academic debates.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Authors: Tanya Zack, Robin Hamilton, Eduardo Cachucho, Samuel Suttner
Project management: Sithole Mbanga and Thoko Vukea (SACN)
Editing and Layout: Write to the Point
Acknowledgement is given to Standard Bank for funding the study and contributing with case studies. The following teams and individuals contributed case study material: SA cities' Knowledge Managers Reference Group for their contribution and effort to produce case studies within their municipalities, namely: Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Msunduzi Metropolitan Municipality, Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality and City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.
WASSUP in collaboration with Sticky Situations, Bicycle Empowerment Network, Masicorp, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA)

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