Resources/publications

The fourth State of City Finances report from the South African Cities Network (SACN) shows cities' financial management continues to improve, that the nationally determined cost of electricity is presenting affordability challenges for cities and households, and that transforming urban environments will require increasing and ongoing financial support.

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Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has recently published its annual report for the period 2014-2015. 

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The Everyday African Urbanism programme of the Africa Centre has published a report on the dynamics of food security and access in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

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The AUC, OSAA, ECA, and UNIDO have issued a joint communiqué arguing for the importance of industrialization and urbanization for African development.

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published an introductory booklet outlining the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame the global development agenda for the next 15 years.

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The internationally recognized sociologist, gender specialist and prolific writer Prof Raewyn Connell recent released a free e-booklet entitled 'Writing for Research: Advice on Principles and Practice'. 

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UN-Habitat has released a new report entitled 'Sustainable urban development in Africa' as part of its Africa Urban Agenda Programme.

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The Africa Research Institute (ARI) has released its latest 'Counterpoint' publication, entitled Whose Land Is It Anyway? The failure of land law reform in Kenya.

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Access top-read articles from the Journal of Planning Education and Research—free for a limited time.

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The single largest pan-African open data portal is now open, allowing users the chance to access and visualize African data simply, intuitively and free of charge.

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The AAPS Editorial Board has finalised its selection of papers for submission to the GPEAN/Routledge publication Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, Volume 6.

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Next City has published the latest in their ebook series examining innovative practices for urban planning and placemaking: The Public Life Reader.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town presents a new book by Kim Gurney — The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City.

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The Sustainable Development Solutions Network is proud to launch SDSN.edu, a new flagship educational initiative offering free online courses on sustainable development, created and brought to you by global experts from around the world. 

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Recently the Africa Research Institute (ARI) teamed up with AAPS members to produce a series of publications related to planning education in Africa. All three publications are now available for download, free of charge, from the ARI website.

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Over the past five years African planning law expert Stephen Berrisford (Adjunct Professor at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town) has led an AAPS project to promote planning law reform on the continent (click HERE to read about past work).

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The ICLEI Local Climate Solutions for Africa 2013 Congress (LOCS2013), held in Dar es Salaam from 30 October to 1 November 2013, concluded with delegates adopting the Dar es Salaam Communiqué prepared by African Mayors and subnational leaders.

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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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Free publication on experiential learning and AAPS, by Nancy Odendaal

The former AAPS project coordinator, Dr Nancy Odendaal of the University of Cape Town, recently authored a paper reflecting on the intellectual approach and project work of AAPS over the past half decade. This paper was published in R. B. Estudos Urbanos e Regionais, which is the journal of ANPUR, the Brazilian planning schools association.

Recently the Africa Research Institute (ARI) teamed up with AAPS members to produce a series of publications related to planning education in Africa. We are pleased to announce that the first publication of this series is now available.

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