AAPS news

In memory of Vanessa Watson: AAPS and GPEAN pioneer and friend

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

We mourn the recent loss of a founding member of AAPS, Professor Vanessa Watson. Her friends and colleagues have posted these tributes to her remarkable career and influence.

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AAPS Conference postponed to 2021

Monday, 10 August 2020

The fifth international AAPS Conference is now scheduled to take place in November 2021 in Dar es Salaam.

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Call for papers: AAPS conference 2020, Dar es Salaam

Thursday, 16 January 2020

The Institute of Spatial Planning (IRPUD) at TU Dortmund University (Germany), together with the Institute of Human Settlement Studies and School of Spatial Planning and Social Sciences at Ardhi University (Tanzania) invite paper submissions for the fifth international conference of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS).

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Berrisford wins major award for ground-breaking guide to urban law reform

Friday, 23 February 2018

Stephen Berrisford, a long-time partner of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS), has received a major internaitonal award for his work on reforming urban legal systems in Africa.

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UNZA celebrates its latest planning graduates

Saturday, 23 December 2017

The University of Zambia recently held a graduation ceremony for its Master of Spatial Planning degree, a landmark postgraduate planning programme established in 2013.

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New AAPS steering committee takes office in 2017

Friday, 6 January 2017

To celebrate the start of the new year, AAPS is pleased to announce its new steering committee, which took office at the beginning of 2017.

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Deputy director post available at African Centre for Cities

Thursday, 17 November 2016

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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Read a blog on the AAPS-SDI learning studio in Kenya

Thursday, 1 September 2016

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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Botswana planning programme receives full RTPI accreditation

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

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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Read the new eBook on the history and work of AAPS

Monday, 16 May 2016

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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Read a report on the Kitui collaborative learning studio

Friday, 8 April 2016

The Kenya partnership of Slum Dwellers International (Kenya Affiliate) and the Centre of Urban Research and Innovations (CURI) at the University of Nairobi (UoN) launched and commenced field activities for the Kitui learning studio in the first quarter of 2016.

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Introducing the Centre for Urban Research and Planning at UNZA

Monday, 5 October 2015

The University of Zambia (UNZA) recently launched the Centre for Urban Research and Planning (CURP), an exciting new urban research initiative seeking to promote community-based approaches to research and settlement upgrading.

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UN-Habitat hosts workshop to review planning curricula in Kenya

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

UN-Habitat, through the Support to the Sustainable Urban Development Sector in Kenya project (2012 to 2015), is supporting urban planning schools in Kenya to improve the quality of planning education.

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AAPS Editorial Board selects papers for submission to Dialogues volume six

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The AAPS Editorial Board has finalised its selection of papers for submission to the GPEAN/Routledge publication Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, Volume 6.

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Another Sudanese planning school joins AAPS

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The AAPS secretariat is pleased to announce that a third Sudanese member has joined the Association: the Department of Urban Planning (College of Architecture and Physical Planning) at Sudan University of Science and Technology.

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AAPS hosts fourth all-schools conference, 17 to 19 November 2014, Cape Town

Monday, 2 March 2015

From Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 November, the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) hosted its fourth biennial conference in Cape Town (South Africa).

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Two more Kenyan schools join AAPS!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

The AAPS Secretariat is delighted to announce two new Kenyan members: the University of Eldoret and the Technical University of Kenya.

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Bells University of Technology in Nigeria joins AAPS

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

We are very pleased to announce that another Nigerian planning school has joined AAPS: Bells University of Technology in Ota (Ogun State).

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Call for papers: AAPS 2014 conference, Cape Town

Thursday, 1 May 2014

The AAPS Secretariat is delighted to announce the call for papers for the upcoming AAPS 2014 conference, themed ‘African Urban Planning and the Global South: Pedagogy, Research, Practice’.

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Africa Research Institute and AAPS co-publications available free of charge

Monday, 16 December 2013

Recently the Africa Research Institute (ARI) teamed up with AAPS members to produce a series of publications related to planning education in Africa. All three publications are now available for download, free of charge, from the ARI website.

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