AAPS news

From 5 to 7 February 2013, a group of AAPS members took part in a workshop meeting on collaborative studio teaching projects in Cape Town, South Africa. The workshop focused on the opportunities, challenges and practicalities of organising planning studios in partnership with local informal communities and NGOs such as Shack/Slum Dwellers International (with whom AAPS has a Memorandum of Understanding).

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Over the past few months AAPS Chair Prof Vanessa Watson and Co-Chair Prof Babatunde Agbola have drafted a constitution to guide the structures and functions of the Association. Amongst other things, the document lays out the Association's mission, purpose and objectives, the relevant roles and responsibilities of office bearers, as well as the processes to be followed in the course of Steering Committee elections.

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The December 2012 issue of Alliance Magazine features an article by Sheela Patel, Chair of the international advocacy network Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI). 

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AAPS Project Coordinator Dr Nancy Odendaal travelled to Durban (South Africa) recently to give input to a Women in Informal Employent: Gloablizing and Organizing (WIEGO) workshop on occupational health and safety and informal work.

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The following presentations made at the AAPS 2012 all-schools conference are available for download. Unfortunately some presentations cannot be uploaded due to formatting and size constraints.

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See photographs of the proceedings and group dinner of the AAPS 2012 conference, held in Nairobi, below.

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See photographs from the AAPS 2012 conference's field trip to Kibera and Huruma settlements in Nairobi below.

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Following the conclusion of the third AAPS all-schools meeting, held in Nairobi from 16 to 18 October 2012, the position of chair of the AAPS Steering Committee is now held by Prof Babatunde Agbola (University of Ibadan). Prof Agbola replaces Prof Vanessa Watson (University of Cape Town), who fulfilled this position with great committment and leadership from 2010 to 2012.

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Read the SDI blog reporting on the recently concluded AAPS-SDI collaborative studio projects conducted in Blantyre and Mzuzu, Malawi (reposted from HERE).

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We are delighted to announce the 50th member of AAPS: the National University of Lesotho (NUL).

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AAPS is delighted to announce another new member: Anambra State University (ANSU) located in Uli, Nigeria.

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We are delighted to announce that, as a result of AAPS Chair Professor Vanessa Watson's recent trip to the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) committee meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, AAPS can welcome another Francophone member. This is the Institut National d'Aménagement et d'Urbanisme (INAU) located in Rabat, Morocco.

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Online news article on AAPS communiqué

A news article on the recently released AAPScommuniqué has been published on the website EcoJournalism.

Link HERE.

Read a Cities Alliance article on the AAPS case research toolkit

Cities Alliance recently published a short online article introducing the AAPS toolkit for case study research and teaching.

AAPS is pleased to welcome its latest member, University of Malawi, The Polytechnic, located in Blantyre.

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In December 2012, the AAPS convened a small workshop on the relationship between informality, infrastructure and spatial planning, in Lagos, Nigeria. Participants visited the area of Makoko on a field trip.

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The AAPS editorial board responsible for making recommendations of exemplary African planning research to the International Editorial Board of the GPEAN publication Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, volume 5, has made its final submission.

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The AAPS secretariat is delighted to announce the latest member of the Association: the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique.

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AAPS Project Coordinator Nancy Odendaal and General Secretary James Duminy traveled to Lusaka from 18 to 21 October 2011, to meet with faculty staff of the University of Zambia (UNZA). 

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The AAPS Steering Committee and secretariat has great pleasure in welcoming the 44th member of AAPS: Benue State University (BSU), located in Makurdi, Nigeria.

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