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AAPS and SDI are currently engaged in community-based studios in four African countries, with funding from Cities Alliance. This blog gives an update on the Kenyan project.

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The UCT–Nedbank Urban Real Estate Research Unit located at the University of Cape Town wishes to award Postdoctoral Fellowships to doctoral graduates to undertake research that will further the objectives of the Unit.

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The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) has published two short documents presenting the New Urban Agenda's key messages relating to land.

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UN-Habitat collaborates with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in an international training programme focusing on slums, informal settlements and policies and approaches to upgrade existing settlements and prevent informal urbanization in cities in the Developing World. The course will take place from 10 to 28 July 2017 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), based at UN-Habitat, has advertised two  positions linked to its work on securing land and natural resources tenure.

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The African Centre for Cities is offering a post-doctoral fellowship to advance scientific knowledge about regional climate responses to human activities, and to work with decision-makers to integrate this scientific knowledge into climate-sensitive decisions at the city-regional scale.

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The Urban Affairs Association has called for participants in its 47th Annual Conference, to be held in Minneapolis (USA) from 19 to 22 April 2017.

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Ambo University (Ethiopia) is searching for educators to assist with the launch of new undergraduate programmes in subjects related to planning, surveying, geomatics and land management.

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A provocative new piece published by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Urban Transformations programme reflects on the global challenges facing urban and sustainable development agendas.

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A special issue of the New Solutions journal has been released focusing on the health and safety of informal workers. The issue was assembled by colleagues from Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising (WIEGO).

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The Global Land Tools Network (GLTN) has released, as a first draft for use and feedback, a capacity development resource entitled Learning for Land Tool Development and Implementation: A Good Practice Guide.

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An exciting opportunity is available to be involved in a major collaborative international research project focused on lives at the urban periphery in three African cities: Addis Ababa, Johannesburg and Durban.

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The Global Land Tools Network (GLTN) has announced the launch of a new publication entitled Remaking the urban mosaic: Participatory and inclusive land readjustment, published by UN-Habitat and GLTN in collaboration with the Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR).

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ETH Zurich has advertised two PhD studentships to work on topics related to urban violence reduction, and urban design and security. At least one of the students should work in South Africa.

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DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) has offered a series of scholarships for postgraudate study in planning, land management and spatial science at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.

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ICSU, together with NASAC and the ISSC, will support 10 research projects across Africa. These projects are expected to generate new solutions-oriented knowledge that will help develop new urban paradigms in Africa and make African cities more resilient, adaptable and healthier. This is the first call in a five-year, 5 million EUR project that seeks to increase the production of high quality, integrated (inter- and transdisciplinary), solutions-oriented research on global sustainability by early career scientists in Africa.

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The City of Cape Town and the African Centre for Cities (ACC) are offering embedded research opportunities at the City of Cape Town Municipality for the 2016–2019 period, in support of the City’s development and implementation of a transit-oriented development (TOD) strategy.

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The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) seeks outstanding faculty candidates for multiple positions in urban planning.

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The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) has advertised a bursary for doctoral study of BRICS countries and emerging economies. The bursary will be linked to the work of the South African Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning.

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Four lecturer/senior lecturer positions have been advertised for the Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences at Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).

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