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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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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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