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The zero draft of the outcome document to be adopted at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016 is now available for download.

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The maiden edition of the International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure (ICOSBIN), also tagged as the Sustainable Education Buildings and Infrastructure in Nigeria (SEBIN 2016) conference, will be held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan (Ibadan, Nigeria), from 31 May to 2 June 2016.

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The international advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has announced the launch of a new video, Organizing for Change: Workers in the Informal Economy.

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The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) has invited abstracts and papers for the first Mozambique Urban Research Forum, to take place in Maputo from 7 to 8 June 2016.

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UN-Habitat's Slum Upgrading Unit is looking for interns to work from July 2016 onwards for three to six months.

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Open streets, pedestrian plazas, parklets, public art. Streets aren't just for cars anymore. A new ebook from Next City compiles seven stories on the art and science of why and how great streets are designed for everyone.

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The international advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has released From Theory to Action: Gender and Waste Recycling: A Toolkit for Teachers, Researchers and Practitioners.

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SWOT analysis is a methodological tool designed to help workers and organizations optimize performance, maximize potential, manage competition, and minimize risk. It is used extensively as an aid for analysis and decision-making in strategic planning processes.

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Hosted by the University of Johannesburg, the third edition of the Conference for Planning Students and Young Graduates (CPSYG) is intended to turn its full attention and contributions to the planning challenges faced by the planet.

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The Abuja Declaration, entitled 'Africa's Priorities for the New Urban Agenda', was adopted by the representatives of national government, local and regional authorities, intergovernmental organizations, United Nations agencies, professionals and academia, private sector, civil society organizations, women, children and youth, participating in the Habitat III Africa Regional Meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, from 24 to 26 February 2016.

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The Kenya partnership of Slum Dwellers International (Kenya Affiliate) and the Centre of Urban Research and Innovations (CURI) at the University of Nairobi (UoN) launched and commenced field activities for the Kitui learning studio in the first quarter of 2016.

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N-AERUS has called for submissions to its 17th conference, to be held in Sweden in November 2016.

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The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) has released a brief on 'fit-for-purpose' (FFP) land administration practice, available for download free of charge.

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The 52nd ISOCARP Congress will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 12-16 September 2016. The deadline for abstract submissions is 4 April 2016.

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The 3rd International Conference on Regional Development (ICRD) will address the theme 'Enhancing Resilience: Bridging Knowledge and Policy for Cities and Regions'. With the successful story of the previous conferences, the upcoming 3rd ICRD will be held from 9 to 11 November 2016 in Semarang, the capital city of Central Java Province, Indonesia. The conference will be hosted by Initiatives for Regional Development and Environmental Management (IRDEM) in cooperation with Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Diponegoro University.

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An exciting opportunity is now available to be involved in a major new collaborative international research project focused on lives at the urban periphery in three African cities: Addis Ababa, Johannesburg and Durban.

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The report of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators is now available for download.

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung, in partnership with Fabulous Urban and colleagues from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos, has published a report on urban planning processes in the city of Lagos.

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Read an article by Jane Battersby, Principal Investigator of the Consuming Urban Poverty research project, calling for a re-framing of food insecurity and policy responses in light of the changing realities of food insecurity in Africa.

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The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has published a handbook entitled Foreign investment, law and sustainable development: A handbook on agriculture and extractive industries.

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