AAPS news

The third World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC) was held in Perth, Australia, from 4 to 8 July 2011. This was the third WPSC event held in a decade, following the 2001 and 2006 congresses held in Shanghai and Mexico City respectively.

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Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and AAPS are delighted to announce that the two networks have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which commits them to collaboration on promoting initiatives, plans and policies which encourage pro-poor and inclusive cities and towns in Africa.

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We are delighted to welcome the 43rd member of AAPS: the Centre for Planning Studies at Lagos State University, Nigeria.

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From 28 to 30 March 2011, the African Centre for Cities (ACC) hosted delegates from Indian, Kenyan, Brazilian and South African higher education institutions to discuss the potential for comparative case research between the four countries. 

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From 28 to 30 March 2011, the African Centre for Cities (ACC) hosted delegates from Indian, Kenyan, Brazilian and South African higher education institutions to discuss the potential for comparative case research between the four countries.

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The first AAPS online educational toolkit, for the theme of 'actor collaboration,' is now available for download. You may find the toolkit by clicking on the 'Resources' link above. Alternatively, click here to be taken directly to the relevant webpage.

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We are delighted to announce the final composition of the new AAPS Steering Committee, to serve until 2012.

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Cities Alliance is a global coalition of cities and their development partners committed to scaling up successful approaches to poverty reduction.

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We are delighted to welcome the latest member of the Association of African Planning Schools: Bondo University College, located in Kenya (click here to view the institution's website).

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The Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) and Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) recently held a small function to celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. The function was attended by representatives of AAPS, SDI, Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC), University of Cape Town, as well as the African Centre for Cities.

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Yaba College of Technology (located in Lagos, Nigeria) to the Association of African Planning Schools. Several representatives of the College attended the SAPI Planning Africa Conference in Durban (South Africa) in September 2010, where they contacted the AAPS secretariat and indicated their wish to join the Association.

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In November 2010, representatives of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) and Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding designed to promote collaboration between these two networks and their affiliated institutions.

 

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The Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) hosted its second bienniel conference on African planning education from 5 to 8 October 2010, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The conference sought to consolidate the AAPS agenda around the revitalisation of planning education on the continent.

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AAPS hosted a panel discussion on African planning education at the South African Planning Institute (SAPI) 'Planning Africa' conference, held at the Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa, from 12 to 15 September 2010.

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In preparation for the upcoming AAPS 2010 conference on planning education (to be held from 5 to 8 October in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania), a background paper has been prepared to inform debate around planning curricular reform in Africa.

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The AAPS will host its second conference on planning education in Africa, from 5 to 8 October 2010 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The first conference was held in Cape Town in October 2008. This was an historical event in that it enabled the first face-to-face meeting of AAPS members since the Association's beginnings in 2002.

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The AAPS has an opportunity to convert this website into a wiki, which will essentially be an interactive resource from which you can download documents, have discussions, ask questions of a number of experts and generally do what you can on Wikipedia, Facebook and other social networking sites. More general information on wikis is available by clicking here (from Wikipedia, very appropriately).

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In early July 2010 another highly successful AAPS case study workshop came to an end. The venue was located in Nungua village, on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana. As with the previous workshops, held in Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg respectively, the proceedings in Accra were dedicated to promoting the use of the case study research and teaching methodologies amongst African planning educators.

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The Association of African Planning Schools welcomes another Tanzanian planning school to the network, taking the total AAPS membership to 40 schools.

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The geographic profile of AAPS continues to expand, as we warmly welcome another Sudanese planning school to the network. The joining of Omdurman Islamic University (OIU) follows that of the University of Khartoum in May this year.

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