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City to Host a Symposium in Support of Radical City Transformation
Durban, Wednesday 31 May 2017-Members of the media are invited to attend the 5th annual eThekwini-Academic Research Symposium to be held at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) from the 1st to 2nd of June 2017.

The Symposium, organised by eThekwini’s Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE) and co-hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), will be officially opened by eThekwini Municipality’s Mayor, Councillor Zandile Gumede.  

The event is aimed at providing a common platform for city practitioners and its academic partners to engage on key thematic areas that could respond to the transformation agenda of the city under the broad theme, “Strengthening Research Collaboration to Support Radical City Transformation.”

The relevance of the event stems from the need to share, disseminate and identify areas in local government, in which the research outputs could be applied.

The three core focal areas identified for this year include:

• Economic Transformation: Accelerating transformation at the city level

• Transformative Governance: Strengthening partnerships

• Changing Spaces: Towards transforming cities as safe and liveable spaces

The two-day gathering will feature a selection of thematic panel sessions, poster presentations and round tables which demonstrates how evidence-based research responds to local government challenges as identified in each of the sub-themes.

Partners includes Durban University of Technology (DUT); Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT); University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN); University of South Africa (UNISA) and University of Zululand (UNIZULU). 

Please note that this is a closed event and for that reason admission is strictly by invite only.

Media is requested to send RSVP to Ms Manusha Pillai or Sohana Singh

For more information visit: Research​ Symposium Webpage 2017
Follow the conversation on #ResearchSymposium #TransformingCities


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