My research interests span the African cities resilience agenda, as well as the role of transformative approaches to learning (and knowing) in these contexts, particularly with regards to planning and decision making. I am the coordinator for the Future Resilience for African CiTies and Lands (FRACTAL) project (www.fractal.org.za). In this role, I work with the project partners to coordinate research that will support resilient development pathways in southern African city regions. FRACTAL aims to work across disciplines and various country contexts. The complex, transdisciplinary nature of FRACTAL is foundational to the coordination of the project, including learning, communications, uptake and capacity building.