MILE Learning Exchanges are important platforms of dialogue for association and networks of local government and peer cities on various matters confronting the cities of the world.
 

The goals  of the MILE Learning Exchanges is to provide an arena for engagement amongst researchers, policy developers and local government practitioners, networks and  a variety of urban partners to present and discuss new and on-going  practice with a view to enhancing policy, knowledge and practices for stronger and more sustainable local government.

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE INTERMEDIARY CITIES LEARNING EXCHANGE
 

  • To understand, discuss and debate the major characteristics and role of Intermediary cities in general and observe the South African experience.
  • To explore the use of urban strategic planning in prioritizing actions for cities to establish themselves as viable Intermediary cities.
  • To use KwaDukuza and Newcastle as case studies to enhance the Learning Exchange.
  • To establish a learning platform in Southern Africa, Africa, KwaZulu-Natal in collaboration with other international intermediary cities.