Events

The second Conference of Planning Students and Young Graduates (CPSYG 2015) will be hosted by the University of Johannesburg at their Doornfontein campus in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The Sudanese Institute of Architects (SIA) will host its fourth Scientific and Professional Conference from 9 to 11 November 2015 in Khartoum.

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From Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 November, the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) hosted its fourth biennial conference in Cape Town (South Africa).

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A workshop dedicated to the topic of 'Urban Political Ecology in African Cities' is scheduled to take place at the University of Pretoria from 22 to 26 September 2014.

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The AAPS Secretariat is delighted to announce the call for papers for the upcoming AAPS 2014 conference, themed ‘African Urban Planning and the Global South: Pedagogy, Research, Practice’.

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The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos (Nigeria) will host the upcoming International Conference of Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP14) from 6 to 8 October 2014.

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AAPS recently acted as an endorser of the Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) Africa 2013 congress on local climate solutions, held in Dar es Salaam from 30 October to 1 November 2013. AAPS contributed to a congress session on climate change and planning education. Prof A.C. Mosha of the University of Botswana participated in the session on behalf of AAPS.

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On 23 and 24 September 2013, UN-Habitat and the University of Nairobi co-hosted a workshop to explore ways of increasing mutual collaboration between UN-Habitat and AAPS members in Kenya, and to create a forum for the schools to formulate how they may promote AAPS objectives in Kenya.

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Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) Africa, together with the City of Dar es Salaam, will host a world-class congress from 30 October to 1 November 2013, to identify and showcase innovative solutions and opportunities to the challenges of rapid urbanization, and realistic responses to climate change at the local government level.

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AAPS Project Coordinator Dr Nancy Odendaal recently attended the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) Governing Council meeting, held in Recife (Brazil) from 17 to 19 May 2013. The meeting preceded the Brazilian Planning Schools Association (ANPUR) conference held in the same city.

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From 20 to 21 March 2013, the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) took part in the inaugural meeting of the African Urban Research Initiative (AURI), held at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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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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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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CALL FOR PAPERS

International Planning History Society (IPHS)

Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal

International Conference

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On 11th July 2012, the University of Nairobi's School of the Built Environment, in collaboration with its partners, organized a regional conference to explore approaches and share lessons on sustainable up-scaling of informal settlements upgrading in East Africa.

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The Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa), in collaboration with the College of Architecture and Planning at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), will host the 2nd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2013).

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From the 3rd to 5th October 2012, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos will host its Second International Conference, themed 'Urban Transitions in a Dynamic World'.

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