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African scientists can apply by 15 March to participate in a Collaborative Research Action from the Belmont Forum called the Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI): Food-Water-Energy Nexus.

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The University of Cape Town (South Africa) is offering a short educational course on corruption and urban planning in the sub-Saharan African context, to run in February 2017.

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The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (based at University College London) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research associate to work on project addressing sustainable energy access in Mozambique, funded by the British Academy.

 

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town invites applications for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships focusing on sustainable infrastructure and adaptive governance.

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To celebrate the start of the new year, AAPS is pleased to announce its new steering committee, which took office at the beginning of 2017.

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Today is International Anti-Corruption Day, and to mark the occasion we'd like to remind you of the short course on corruption and urban planning in the sub-Saharan African context to be held at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) in February 2017.

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The Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Department of Geography at the University of the Free State (South Africa) along with the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) have jointly been awarded a grant by the ESRC and NRF to assess the appropriateness, usefulness and impact of current urban planning curriculum in South African Higher Education.

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Resilience and spatial justice in the built environment has implications at various scales and in different intensities of urban formations. This project encourages prospective PhD applicants to articulate research topics that explore these critical themes in relation to space at different levels, from buildings through precincts to towns and cities, and also in relation to rural villages, small towns through to metropolitan cities.

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The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) is looking for a new Head of School, to start from 1 April 2017 or thereafter by agreement.

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The University of Cape Town (South Africa) is offering a short educational course on corruption and urban planning in the sub-Saharan African context, to run in February 2017.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC), an interdisciplinary urban research institute located at the University of Cape Town, is looking to hire a deputy director.

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The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and Lantmäteriet invite applications for the Advanced International Training Programme (ITP) on Applied Land Governance.

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The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) has called for paper submissions to its inaugural research conference, Urban ARC, to be organised around the theme 'The City in Transition' in January 2017.

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The World Bank has called for submissions to the 18th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty to be held from 20 to 24 March 2017 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. The conference theme will be 'Responsible Land Governance: Towards an Evidence Based Approach'.

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The journal Built Environment is pleased to announce a special issue and one-time award focused on scholarship on city and regional food systems in collaboration with the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York; and Cardiff University.

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An International Scientific Conference on Cities and Climate Change, co-organised by urban and scientific organisations and co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will be held in 2018 to further the scientific understanding of climate change and cities in support of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Institute for Peace Studies, University of Ibadan, has issued a final call for chapter submissions for an edited volume to be published in honour of Prof Akin Mabogunje.

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The ability of cities to create good employment opportunities has come into question in the wake of the global financial crisis and this concern is made all the more urgent in the context of an increasingly urban global population. The October issue of Environment & Urbanization explores this topic in more detail.

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The Antipode Foundation has called for applications for its 2017 Scholar-Activist Project and International Workshop awards.

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The Africa Think Tank, a partnership between Cities Alliance and the African Centre for Cities, was formed to reflect the unique complexities of urbanization on the African continent. The partnership features a broad range of members with a global focus.

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