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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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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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The University of Ottawa and UN-Habitat are inviting submissions to present a paper, poster, or to organize a workshop, forum or panel at the 2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCASU), to be held in Ottawa (Canada) on 24 and 25 October 2015.

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Comic Relief and DfID are seeking a contractor to evaluate their Four Cities Initiative, which works in Freetown, Cape Town, Kampala and Lusaka.

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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 Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS), a charity associated with the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, wishes to appoint a post-doctoral Research Fellow, for the calendar year 2016. The Fellowship will be based in the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town for the full twelve months.

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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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Wednesday, 03 June 2015

The international advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has announced the launch of a new blog platform.

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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 international conference 'Rural-Urban Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa' will be held from 25 to 28 January 2016 at the University of Copenhagen.

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On 23 July 2015 the African Centre for Migration & Society, based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, will host a workshop addressing the themes of difference and cohesion in contemporary South African cities. 

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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 Polytechnic of Namibia has advertised five staff positions for the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning, within the School of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences.

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