Welcome to the AAPS Website

Welcome to the website of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS), a network of tertiary planning schools located across the continent.

Member Schools

AAPS has a membership of 57 institutions of higher education offering programmes in urban/city and regional/rural planning. View all >>
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AAPS has developed a number of resources to help planning schools enhance their curricula as well as their research and teaching capacity.

This website also provides links to a variety of free online resources useful for planning educators and researchers.


Click below to access an online repository of free resource material, including papers, reports, handbooks and curriculum inputs.

All the downloads available on the resource pages have been assembled here.

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AAPS collaborates with a range of transnational civil society, research and policy organizations to improve the quality of planning research and education.

AAPS also links African and international planning schools through its membership of the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN).