News

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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The global advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is looking to hire two programme directors in early 2016.

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Registrations for the Africities Summit 2015, the premier meeting for Africa's local authorities, are now open.

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The Institute for Development Studies will host the IDS@50 Conference from 18 to 21 November 2015 at the University of Nairobi.

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The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), have partnered to pursue the goal of advancement of science in developing countries through the establishment of the NRF-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship funding instrument.

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The 17th International Planning History Society Conference will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, from 17 to 21 July 2016. The conference theme is 'History-Urbanism-Resilience'.

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Watch a video on informal workers' access to healthcare produced by the international advocacy organization Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and its partners.

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The Department of Geography at the University of Manchester is pleased to announce a PhD studentship for the research grant 'Turning livelihoods to rubbish? Assessing the impacts of formalization and technologization of waste management on the urban poor'.

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'Consuming Urban Poverty: Food Systems Planning and Governance in Africa's Secondary Cities' is a multi-partner research project funded by the ESRC and DFID and coordinated by the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.

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The Cities Alliance and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) have launched a major new partnership initiative to support African cities as they transform themselves into resilient, inclusive centres of economic growth.

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The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) - a partnership between the University of Johannesburg, the University of the Witwatersrand, the Gauteng Provincial Government and organised local government - is seeking to appoint a high calibre leader for the position of Executive Director.

 

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The African Climate Development Initiative (ACDI) invites applications for 2 scholarships that are available to fund the completion of the MSc/MPhil degree specializing in Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Cape Town in 2016.

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The Urban Studies Foundation invites applications for an early-career postdoctoral research fellowship to undertake up to three years of dedicated urban studies research.

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Darmstadt University of Technology has advertised a full-time postdoctoral position in the field of urban and/or infrastructure planning in African cities, starting in October 2015.

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