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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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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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