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The International Journal of E-Planning Research invites abstract submissions for its first annual conference to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 31 March to 1 April 2016, at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.

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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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Contribute to Amplify's Urban Resilience Challenge to help urban slum communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change.

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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 University of Zambia (UNZA) recently launched the Centre for Urban Research and Planning (CURP), an exciting new urban research initiative seeking to promote community-based approaches to research and settlement upgrading.

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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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Cities Alliance has issued a request for proposals for a research project on 'The role of the informal economy in city growth in the context of Uganda'.

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UN-Habitat, through the Support to the Sustainable Urban Development Sector in Kenya project (2012 to 2015), is supporting urban planning schools in Kenya to improve the quality of planning education.

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The Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) seeks highly capable scholars to undertake PhD studies on urban issues.

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The DPU is looking for a Research Assistant to support Dr Cassidy Johnson and Dr Colin Marx, co-investigators in the research project entitled 'Reducing Relocation Risk'. The project is funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). DPU is the lead institution on the project and the project partners are Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), India, the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO), Costa Rica and Makerere University, Uganda.

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The City of Kigali is seeking to a highly qualified and experienced expert planner for the position of project coordinator for the Kigali Urban Development Project.

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The MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design is a double-degree master's program jointly organized by the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University in Cairo with one year in Stuttgart University and another year at Ain Shams University in Cairo.

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The Organizing Committee of the fourth World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC), scheduled for 3 to 8 July 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, has extended the deadline for the submission of abstracts.

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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 16th N-AERUS conference will take place from 19 to 21 November 2015 in Dortmund (Germany) and will be jointly organized by N-AERUS, the Habitat Unit at the Technical University of Berlin and the Department of International Planning Studies at the TU Dortmund University.

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The Regional Studies Association (RSA) 2015 Winter Conference will take place in London from 19 to 20 November. 

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From 21 to 24 March 2016, the Federal University of Technology (Akure, Nigeria) will host the Joint International Conference on the Environment, with the theme '21st Century Human Habitat: Issues, Sustainability and Development'. The conference will be co-hosted by London South Bank University and De Montfort University (United Kingdom).

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Friday, 21 August 2015

The website of the fourth World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC), scheduled for 3 to 8 July 2016, is now up and running.

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The African urban knowledge portal UrbanAfrica.Net is seeking contributors for its Urban Voices blog series.

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