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Every year the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France launches an international competition in architecture. In 2016 the competition will address design innovation relating to sea, space and sea level rise.

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The revised zero 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 newly formed interdisciplinary Research Training Group on 'Critical Infrastructures: Construction, Functional Failures, and Protection in Cities' located at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, has invited applications for twelve PhD positions scheduled to begin 1 October 2016.

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As part of its mission to support integrated, solutions-oriented science globally, the International Council for Science (ICSU) has signed a 5-year agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for a five million Euro programme to strengthen research capacity for sustainability in Africa.

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On 24 May 2016 the urban and regional planning programme offered in the Department of Architecture and Planning became the first programme at the University of Botswana to be awarded full accreditation by an international professional body, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) of the United Kingdom.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town has advertised a five-year lecturer/senior lecturer position in urban studies.

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Cities Alliance has been a strong advocate for recognition of the role of cities in the New Urban Agenda, and recently commissioned the Berlin-based development think tank Adelphi to provide an analysis of the zero draft document.

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African Governance and Space (AFRIGOS) is a five-year project examining transport corridors, border towns and port cities in four regions of Africa. Applications are now invited for a four-year doctoral scholarship to work as part of the AFRIGOS team on China-Africa relations in transport infrastucture development and regional integration.

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Prepared by a consortium of three teams from the African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the 2016 African Economic Outlook report addresses the theme Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation.

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The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield has advertised a fully-funded, full-time PhD studentship entitled Urban peripheries: Housing, politics and everyday life in sub-Saharan Africa.

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The journal Politique Africaine has called for submissions to a special issue on 'The old and new faces of planning in Africa'.

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UN-Habitat has released the first edition of the World Cities Report, entitled Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures.

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AAPS is pleased to announce the release of a new eBook detailing and reflecting on the history and work of the Association. 

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The first global State of the Land Debate report was launched on 11 May 2016 with the title: Strengthening Land Governance: Lessons from Implementing the Voluntary Guidelines.

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

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The maiden edition of the International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure (ICOSBIN), also tagged as the Sustainable Education Buildings and Infrastructure in Nigeria (SEBIN 2016) conference, will be held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan (Ibadan, Nigeria), from 31 May to 2 June 2016.

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The international advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has announced the launch of a new video, Organizing for Change: Workers in the Informal Economy.

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The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) has invited abstracts and papers for the first Mozambique Urban Research Forum, to take place in Maputo from 7 to 8 June 2016.

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UN-Habitat's Slum Upgrading Unit is looking for interns to work from July 2016 onwards for three to six months.

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Open streets, pedestrian plazas, parklets, public art. Streets aren't just for cars anymore. A new ebook from Next City compiles seven stories on the art and science of why and how great streets are designed for everyone.

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