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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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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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