The UK Prosperity Fund, together with Future Cities South Africa, is launching its Future Cities Programme in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

The Global Future Cities Programme is an £80m programme, one of the several global programmes run through Prosperity Fund, that sets out opportunities to promote inclusive urban economic growth and increase global prosperity by working around the three underpinning themes of transport, resilience and urban planning.

The programme in South Africa runs from 2019 to 2022. There are five individual projects within the three cities, providing technical assistance through delivery partner Future Cities South Africa, a PwC-lead consortium comprising international and local firms.

Each of the projects is designed to address the host city’s specific needs under the themes of the programme. In Cape Town, for example, the programme provides technical assistance in support of the city’s ambitious data strategy. This project aims to further enable the city’s evidence-based decision-making processes to inform robust planning and policy processes.