The African Urban Institute welcomes contributions from urban experts on various topics it publishes as Urban ViewPoints. Our thematic areas falls into sustainable cities, prosperous cities and inclusive cities. As an institute, we seek to promote a generalist approach to urban development rather than specialist approach. The ViewPoints balances academic rigour and journalistic flair seeking to disseminate research by academics to larger audience, practitioners' perspective on urban issues, policymakers' take on urban development or a citizen's perspective on urbanism. The Institute welcomes pieces that range from 600 words to 1 400 words. If you have a contribution please get in touch with our editorial team.