Events

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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The rapid pace of urbanisation across the globe has lead to substantial challenges in the planning and development of cities. With 50% of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban planners need to create sustainable, liveable cities and provide for adequate infrastructure to solve the problems of congestion, air pollution and ageing infrastructure that could potentially limit a city's growth. Asian cities in particular are focusing on restructuring and revitalising their urban environments, blending in sustainability elements to ensure their efforts towards maintaining economic growth do not compromise long term liveability for their inhabitants.

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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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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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From the 3 to 5 May 2011 a congregation of 14 African academics and UN-Habitat staff deliberated on cities and climate change in the context of planning education in Africa.

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From 9 to 23 July, 2011, Les Ateliers Internationaux de maĆ®trise d'oeuvre urbaine will host an international workshop dedicated to the urban planning and design of Bamako, the rapidly growing capital city of Mali. The theme for the workshop is 'New Urban Centralities'.

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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 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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Urban LandMark is a South African-based initiative that aims to shed light on how urban land markets work, and why they are often dysfunctional. Through the 'making markets work for the poor' approach, Urban LandMark hopes to influence urban policies and practices as a means of improving poor people's access to well-located land.

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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 fourth South African Planning Institute (SAPI) Planning Africa Conference will be held in Durban (South Africa) from 13 to 15 September 2010. The overall conference theme is 'Beyond Crisis: Opportunities and Actions'.

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The School of Environmental Technology at the Federal University of Technology in Akure (Nigeria) will host an international conference on 'Man, Technological Advancement and Sustainable Environment' from 25 to 27 October, 2010.

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Pictures of the recent AAPS workshop dedicated to the promotion of case research and teaching methodology are available below:

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The ninth International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) will be held from 27 to 29 October 2010, in New York City. ICUH 2010 is being jointly organized by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH).

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The second instalment of the AAPS case study research and publication workshop series was held in Johannesburg from 28 April to 1 May 2010. This followed the widespread acclaim granted to the first workshop, held in Dar es Salaam in early February 2010.

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Time marches on. The event of the year approaches... it may surprise you that it is not the 2010 Football World Cup. The second workshop of the AAPS case study research and publication project will be held in Johannesburg from 28 April to 1 May 2010. This follows the success of the pilot workshop held in Dar es Salaam in early February 2010 (more information on that event is available here).

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