Opportunities

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), located in Johannesburg, South Africa, has recently advertised the position of head of school for the School of Architecture and Planning.

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Research Committee 21 (RC21) of the International Sociology Association, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR), the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS) and the University of Amsterdam invite applications for 25 places on the second collaborative School on Comparative Urban Studies, to be held in Amsterdam from 1 to 12 July 2011.

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The School of Architecture, Planning and Housing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa), in association with the KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture, will host a conference themed '2010 and Beyond: Architecture & The City'. The conference will take place from 14 to 16 October 2010 in Durban, South Africa.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town is seeking to appoint a senior urban practitioner/scholar with responsibility for the editorship of a series of State of Cities Reports (SOCRs) as part of the State of Cities in Africa (SOCA) Project.

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The annual journal Regional Development Studies encourages the submission of articles from researchers in the following aspects of regional development in developing countries: human security, environmental management, disaster management, as well as local and regional economic development.

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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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The African Centre for Cities (ACC), located at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) now offers a postgraduate programme dedicated to issues surrounding the design and management of urban infrastructure.

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The Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) is to launch a Young Planners Network at its Biennial Business Meeting to be held in Montreal on 1 October 2010 ahead of the Canadian Institute of Planners' annual conference.

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The South Africa-based non-governmental organisation Urban LandMark will run a conference from 1 to 2 November 2010, with the theme 'Rethinking emerging land markets in rapidly growing Southern African cities'.

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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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A PhD funding opportunity is available at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).

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Georgia Tech will host the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) PhD Workshop from 23 to 26 June 2010 in Atlanta.

Applications for participation in this year’s workshop are due by 15 February 2010.

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The Poverty and Economic Policy (PEP) Research Network has announced a call for proposals for its 2010 competition for research grants with a total value of up to $CAN 50,000 each.

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The University of the Witwatersrand is seeking a suitably qualified candidate to head the School of Architecture and Planning. The School combines the professional disciplines of Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning as well as the postgraduate disciplines of Development Planning, Housing and Urban Design.

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