The Cities of Integrity: Urban Planning and Corruption in Africa Project was based at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. The Project ran from 2019-2021 as part of the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme (GI-ACE), which supported 14 research partners around the world in generating actionable evidence to assist policymakers, practitioners, and advocates to design and implement more effective anti-corruption programmes. In collaboration with the Center for Urban Research and Planning at the University of Zambia, the Project conducted an online survey of planning and urban development professionals in South Africa and Zambia regarding their experience and perceptions of ethics, integrity, and corruption in their work and their profession.
Kind of Data
Focus group and survey data
Unit of Analysis
v1: Edited, anonymised data for sharing under a CC-BY-SA, attribution, share-alike license.
The survey collected data from the urban planners on the following: Demographic information, professional background, practical experience, expert judgment of corruption risks, values and beliefs regarding professional ethics.
Producers and sponsors
African Centre for Cities
Center for Urban Research and Planning
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data collection for the survey was approved by the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town on 17 July 2019.
The survey was conducted with an online questionnaire using Google Forms.
Notes on data preparation by DataFirst are provided with the dataset.
University of Cape Town
CC-BY-SA license - attribution plus the sharing of derived works under the same conditions
African Centre for Cities and Center for Urban Research and Planning. Cities of Integrity Survey 2020 [dataset]. Version 1. Cape Town: ACC, Lusaka: CURP [producers], 2020. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25828/sy2r-y323