The Centre on African Public Spaces (CAPS) is a home and a resource hub for urban practitioners, community groups, and scholars dedicated to connecting, sharing, and advancing knowledge, and growing expertise related to African public space.

Initially established by the City of Johannesburg, in response to the 2018 Africities Summit’s call for a regional knowledge-sharing platform on public spaces, CAPS has become the first multidisciplinary initiative formed in collaboration with the UN-Habitat Global Public Space Programme and the GIZ Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme.

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CAPS works jointly with a wide array of partners across a range of institutions and networks, both within and beyond the Continent, as well as with specialised thematic knowledge and content producers.

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