Second AAPS planning education conference to be held in 2010

Monday, 12 December 2011

The AAPS will host its second conference on planning education in Africa, from 5 to 8 October 2010 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The first conference was held in Cape Town in October 2008. This was an historical event in that it enabled the first face-to-face meeting of AAPS members since the Association’s beginnings in 2002.

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Urban LandMark 2010 conference: Call for abstracts from graduate students

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Urban LandMark is a South African-based initiative that aims to shed light on how urban land markets work, and why they are often dysfunctional. Through the ‘making markets work for the poor’ approach, Urban LandMark hopes to influence urban policies and practices as a means of improving poor people’s access to well-located land.

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Photos of third AAPS case study workshop in Accra

Sunday, 4 December 2011

In early July 2010 another highly successful AAPS case study workshop came to an end. The venue was located in Nungua village, on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana. As with the previous workshops, held in Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg respectively, the proceedings in Accra were dedicated to promoting the use of the case study research and teaching methodologies amongst African planning educators.

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Planning Africa Conference 2010: Second announcement

Friday, 2 December 2011

The fourth South African Planning Institute (SAPI) Planning Africa Conference will be held in Durban (South Africa) from 13 to 15 September 2010. The overall conference theme is ‘Beyond Crisis: Opportunities and Actions’.

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Call for papers: FUTA conference 2010

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The School of Environmental Technology at the Federal University of Technology in Akure (Nigeria) will host an international conference on ‘Man, Technological Advancement and Sustainable Environment’ from 25 to 27 October, 2010.

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Pictures of AAPS Johannesburg case study workshop

Friday, 25 November 2011

Pictures of the recent AAPS workshop dedicated to the promotion of case research and teaching methodology are available below:

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International Conference on Urban Health 2010: New York City

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The ninth International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) will be held from 27 to 29 October 2010, in New York City. ICUH 2010 is being jointly organized by the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the International Society for Urban Health (ISUH).

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Second AAPS case study workshop held in Johannesburg

Monday, 21 November 2011

The second instalment of the AAPS case study research and publication workshop series was held in Johannesburg from 28 April to 1 May 2010. This followed the widespread acclaim granted to the first workshop, held in Dar es Salaam in early February 2010.

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Upcoming AAPS case study workshop: Johannesburg, South Africa

Friday, 18 November 2011

Time marches on. The event of the year approaches… it may surprise you that it is not the 2010 Football World Cup. The second workshop of the AAPS case study research and publication project will be held in Johannesburg from 28 April to 1 May 2010. This follows the success of the pilot workshop held in Dar es Salaam in early February 2010 (more information on that event is available here).

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First AAPS case study workshop held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Thursday, 17 November 2011

The pilot workshop for the AAPS case study research and publication project was held from 3 to 5 February 2010, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The proceedings were facilitated by Prof Bent Flyvbjerg (Oxford University) and Dr Fred Lerise (GTZ/Ardhi University). Participants were drawn from a diverse profile of AAPS member countries including Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania.

Other participants included Prof Jorgen Andreassen (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), Dr Tumsifu Nnkya (Tanzanian Ministry of Housing and Human Settlements Development), Prof Vanessa Watson and Nancy Odendaal (both of the University of Cape Town).

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World Planning Schools Conference 2011 in Perth, Australia

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN), of which the AAPS is a member, will host the 2011 World Planning Schools Conference (WPSC) in Perth, Australia. The theme of WPSC 2011 is ‘Planning’s Future – Futures Planning: Planning in an Era of Global (Un)Certainty and Transformation’.

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ACSP PhD workshop: Call for proposals

Friday, 11 November 2011

Georgia Tech will host the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) PhD Workshop from 23 to 26 June 2010 in Atlanta.

Applications for participation in this year’s workshop are due by 15 February 2010.

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GPEAN meeting in India, November 2009

Thursday, 10 November 2011

This year the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) will be meeting in Ahmedabad, India, where the Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA) is hosting their biennial conference from 24 to 26 November.

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AAPS 2008 workshop papers available for download

Saturday, 29 October 2011
Papers from each of the member schools that participated in the AAPS workshop held in 2008 are now available in the ‘Downloads’ section.
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First meeting of AAPS

Thursday, 27 October 2011

This Association has functioned since 2000 as an electronic network of urban and regional planning schools in Anglo-phone Africa. In 2001 it became the 9th planning school association in the world, and became a member of the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN). It has now grown to 26 member universities, but has never been able to meet due to the constraints of travel costs.

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