Events

The zero draft outline for the Habitat III outcome document, which will ultimately frame 'The New Urban Agenda' for sustainable development, is available for download.

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From 25 January to 5 February 2016, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which was created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights.

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Abstract submissions are invited for the International Conference on Climate Change, to be held at Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology (Ogbomoso, Nigeria) from 18 to 20 May 2016.

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Research Committee 21 (RC21) invites paper submissions towards its 2016 conference, themed 'the trangressive city'.

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Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October, 2016. The UN's Second Committee recently released its draft resolution on the procedures and rules to be followed in Habitat III.

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AAPS content partner UrbanAfrica.net is posting daily reports from the proceedings of the 2015 Africities Summit of African city leaders and local governments being held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Follow the news and discussions here.

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The International Journal of E-Planning Research invites abstract submissions for its first annual conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 31 March to 1 April 2016, at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.

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UN-Habitat, through the Support to the Sustainable Urban Development Sector in Kenya project (2012 to 2015), is supporting urban planning schools in Kenya to improve the quality of planning education.

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The Organizing Committee of the fourth World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC), scheduled for 3 to 8 July 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, has extended the deadline for the submission of abstracts.

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The 16th N-AERUS conference will take place from 19 to 21 November 2015 in Dortmund (Germany) and will be jointly organized by N-AERUS, the Habitat Unit at the Technical University of Berlin and the Department of International Planning Studies at the TU Dortmund University.

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) 2015 Winter Conference will take place in London from 19 to 20 November. 

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From 21 to 24 March 2016, the Federal University of Technology (Akure, Nigeria) will host the Joint International Conference on the Environment, with the theme '21st Century Human Habitat: Issues, Sustainability and Development'. The conference will be co-hosted by London South Bank University and De Montfort University (United Kingdom).

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Friday, 21 August 2015

The website of the fourth World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC), scheduled for 3 to 8 July 2016, is now up and running.

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Registrations for the Africities Summit 2015, the premier meeting for Africa's local authorities, are now open.

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The Institute for Development Studies will host the IDS@50 Conference from 18 to 21 November 2015 at the University of Nairobi.

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The 17th International Planning History Society Conference will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, from 17 to 21 July 2016. The conference theme is 'History-Urbanism-Resilience'.

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The University of Ottawa and UN-Habitat are inviting submissions to present a paper, poster, or to organize a workshop, forum or panel at the 2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCASU), to be held in Ottawa (Canada) on 24 and 25 October 2015.

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The international conference 'Rural-Urban Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa' will be held from 25 to 28 January 2016 at the University of Copenhagen.

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On 23 July 2015 the African Centre for Migration & Society, based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, will host a workshop addressing the themes of difference and cohesion in contemporary South African cities. 

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The Southern African City Studies Conference will be held in Durban (South Africa) from 17 to 19 March 2016.

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