News

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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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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