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The Southern African City Studies Conference will be held in Durban (South Africa) from 17 to 19 March 2016.

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Christine Platt, the former president of the Commonwealth Association of Planners, writes on the need to recognise the critical interlinkages between urban and rural areas within the emerging New Urban Agenda.

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The second Conference of Planning Students and Young Graduates (CPSYG 2015) will be hosted by the University of Johannesburg at their Doornfontein campus in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The Sudanese Institute of Architects (SIA) will host its fourth Scientific and Professional Conference from 9 to 11 November 2015 in Khartoum.

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The University of Basel (Unibas) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are jointly establishing a professorship in urban studies which will be based in the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at UCT.

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The AAPS secretariat is pleased to announce that a third Sudanese member has joined the Association: the Department of Urban Planning (College of Architecture and Physical Planning) at Sudan University of Science and Technology.

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From Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 November, the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) hosted its fourth biennial conference in Cape Town (South Africa).

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The Sustainable Development Solutions Network is proud to launch SDSN.edu, a new flagship educational initiative offering free online courses on sustainable development, created and brought to you by global experts from around the world. 

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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 2015. 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 Secretariat is delighted to announce two new Kenyan members: the University of Eldoret and the Technical University of Kenya.

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We are very pleased to announce that another Nigerian planning school has joined AAPS: Bells University of Technology in Ota (Ogun State).

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Since February 2014 the University of Nairobi has been implementing a community-based upgrading studio in collaboration with the Muugano Support Trust (MuST), the Kenyan affiliate of Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI). This is the latest in a series of studio projects jointly organised by the Association of African Planning Schools and SDI since 2010.

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The website of AAPS partner Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) has posted a blog article and report on a recent planning studio conducted by the University of Zambia (UNZA) along with the local SDI affiliate, People's Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia (PPHPZ).

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A workshop dedicated to the topic of 'Urban Political Ecology in African Cities' is scheduled to take place at the University of Pretoria from 22 to 26 September 2014.

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UN-Habitat has produced a set of guidelines on urban safety in Latin America. Now, a start has been made on producing a similar set of guidelines for Africa.

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The AAPS Secretariat is delighted to announce the call for papers for the upcoming AAPS 2014 conference, themed ‘African Urban Planning and the Global South: Pedagogy, Research, Practice’.

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The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos (Nigeria) will host the upcoming International Conference of Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP14) from 6 to 8 October 2014.

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As part of the establishment of a new Master of Spatial Planning degree at the University of Zambia (UNZA) in Lusaka, the University has been building links with Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI) and its local affiliate, People's Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia (PPHPZ).

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Recently the Africa Research Institute (ARI) teamed up with AAPS members to produce a series of publications related to planning education in Africa. All three publications are now available for download, free of charge, from the ARI website.

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Over the past five years African planning law expert Stephen Berrisford (Adjunct Professor at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town) has led an AAPS project to promote planning law reform on the continent (click HERE to read about past work).

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