Join Us at the 2024 Pan African City Exposition!

2024 Pan African City Exposition: “Building Equity and Sustainability for the Future” is a premier platform that brings together industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders from around the world to exchange ideas, forge valuable partnerships in housing, human settlements, real estate development, sustainability, and equity while showcasing the latest advancements. Over 100 abstracts by authors from 15 countries in the African Diaspora have been submitted for inclusion and a world-renowned publisher has offered to publish the proceedings and research in one of their journals. This London publisher is the 3rd most cited academic and science journal publisher in the world.

The Exposition will include keynote speakers, breakout and plenary sessions, a symposium with abstract submissions, and exhibits. With an expected attendance of over 500 attendees from around the globe, this event offers unparalleled opportunities for international knowledge exchange, networking, visibility, and business growth.

Join us on June 26-29 at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland, US

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Building Equity and Sustainability for the Future

In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis on strengthening ties between Africa and its diaspora communities. Initiatives and organizations have emerged to foster collaboration, trade, and knowledge-sharing between Africa and its global diaspora. The African Diaspora is not limited to Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean. It also includes communities in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, resulting from historical migrations, the intercontinental slave trade, and contemporary movements.

Sharing opportunities and challenges of the Pan-African city is crucial for fostering sustainable development, collaboration, and inclusivity across the African continent. The concept of a Pan-African city envisions an urban center that transcends national boundaries and functions as a hub for economic, social, and cultural activities, while also addressing common challenges faced by the African Diaspora. Further, the Pan African City also recognizes the importance of rural and exurban communities that contribute to its resilience, sustainability, and cultural diversity.

Find the answers you need at the 2024 Pan African City Exposition. Through more than 150 programs, including conference sessions, the Pan African City Symposium, Plenaries, Spotlight Presenters, peer engagement, special celebrations, and networking opportunities, you will find the partnerships, knowledge exchange, innovative resources, and evidence-based solutions your institution or organization needs.

Our goals for USAC PACE 2024:

  • Showcase sustainable urban development practices and innovative solutions to common challenges faced by communities such as infrastructure development, waste management, transportation, housing, and environmental sustainability. 
  • Facilitate networking, collaboration, and partnerships among stakeholders including government agencies, civil society organizations, academia, private sector, and international institutions. This can foster cross-sectoral collaboration and collective action towards achieving sustainable urban development goals. 
  • Underscore the global imperative for social justice and access, and the importance of inclusive internationalization for long-term impact on the campus, and local and global communities.
  • Inspire dialogue, collaboration, and action towards creating more livable and resilient communities.
  • Be a catalyst for dialogue, innovation, and action towards creating inclusive, prosperous, and sustainable cities that reflect the aspirations and values of the diverse peoples of Africa.
  • Address issues of social inclusion, equity, and justice for communities within the African Diaspora, with a focus on marginalized communities such as women, youth, persons with disabilities, and rural migrants. 
  • Create spaces for dialogue on inclusive policies, participatory governance, and community-driven development approaches.

Peer Review

UAC PACE upholds high standards of academic rigor and integrity. All abstracts and papers submitted for the conference undergo a double-blind peer review process by established scholars who are expects in their fields (See the Symposium page for the list of our scientific Committee). Journals linked to the conference also add another layer of blind peer review.

Dynamic Solutions and Global Perspectives

UAC PACE 2024 is a unique opportunity for global stakeholders to convene for a week of engaging opportunities for connection.

Networking and Collaboration Opportunities

UAC PACE 2024 will allow networking, collaboration and engagement with attendees to explore opportunities for public-private partnerships, policy dialogue and academic discussions.

Market Insights and Trends

UAC PACE 2024 will showcase research, innovations, technologies and trends in housing and sustainable development. Developers can gain valuable insights into market demands, emerging consumer preferences and sustainable building practices, which can inform their project planning and decision-making processes.

Education and Skill Development

UAC PACE 2024 will offer educational opportunities through seminars, workshops, exhibits and presentations. Students and educators can learn from industry experts, researchers and practitioners about best practices in urban planning, affordable housing, architecture, construction, human settlements and real estate development. This exposure can enhance students' academic knowledge and practical skills, preparing them for careers in housing and urban development.

Showcasing Projects and Innovations

Developers can use UAC PACE 2024 as a platform to showcase their projects, designs and innovations to a wider audience. This exposure can help attract potential buyers, investors and tenants, while also enhancing the developer's reputation and credibility.

Policy Advocacy and Engagement

Government officials can use UAC PACE 2024 as opportunities to engage with stakeholders and gather feedback on housing policies, regulations and initiatives. This dialogue can inform evidence-based policymaking and promote collaboration between the public and private sectors to address housing affordability, sustainability and inclusivity challenges.

Promotion of Sustainable Development Goals

UAC PACE 2024 will focus on human settlements that often emphasize sustainable development goals such as affordable housing, inclusive urbanization and climate resilience. Developers, students, educators, and government officials can learn about innovative approaches and strategies for achieving these goals, contributing to more sustainable and equitable urban development practices.

Investment and Economic Opportunities

UAC PACE 2024 will attract domestic and international investors interested in housing and real estate. Developers can explore funding opportunities, partnerships and market expansion prospects., while Government officials can promote investment incentives and economic development initiatives to stimulate growth in the housing market and related industries.

Who should attend?

Planners, real estate developers, educators, nonprofit organizations, students, affordable housing practitioners, housing advocates, human settlement professionals, artists, government officials, business leaders, students, elected officials, lifelong learners, human settlement professionals, lenders, and philanthropists.

About Bowie State

Bowie State University is in Bowie, Maryland, United States. Established in 1865, it is one of the oldest historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States and is the oldest HBCU in the State of Maryland. It is conveniently located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, and is served by 3 international airports: Thurgood Marshall Airport at BWI, Dulles Airport, and Reagan National Airport and is served by the MARC train, a commuter rail service that connects Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

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2024 Pan African City Exposition:

“Building Equity and Sustainability for the Future”