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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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The fourth edition of the Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD) examines the challenges and issues that local and regional governments face in our current urban age.

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Applications are invited for the position of embedded researcher in the city of Windhoek as part of the Future Resilience for African CiTies And Lands (FRACTAL) project.

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Next year, the global action-research-policy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) will appoint a new International Coordinator responsible for the overall strategy, programming and functioning of the WIEGO organization and network.

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UN-Habitat has launched Urban October 2016, a series of events to help raise awareness, promote participation, generate knowledge and engage the international community on sustainable urban development.

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Cities Alliance has announced a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to achieve transformative change in the West African country of Liberia. This new commitment will help improve the lives of over 400,000 slum dwellers and street vendors in Greater Monrovia over the next five years.

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The Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning in the Department of Architecture, TU Delft, has advertised a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor.

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

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As part of its Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programme, The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) offers fellowships to support the completion of doctoral degrees and to promote social science research in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The fellowships support dissertation research on peace, security, and development topics.

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The final draft of the outcome document to be adopted at the Habitat III conference in October 2016 is now available for download.

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The 2nd International Conference on African Urban Planning, organized by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (University of Lisbon) in collaboration with the International Planning History Society (IPHS), will be held in Lisbon from 7 to 8 September 2017.

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Mistra Urban Futures has published a compact eBook entitled Rethinking Sustainable Cities: Accessible, Green and Fair, available to download free of charge.

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The School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town seeks to appoint a convener of the Master of Philosophy in Conservation of the Built Environment programme.

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The Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC), based in Freetown (Liberia), is seeking to employ a centre administrator to undertake comprehensive management duties.

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