Post-doctoral positions in human settlement available at MUT, South Africa

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions funded by the South African Department of Human Settlements, and linked to the new NRF Research Chair in Human Settlement at Mangosuthu University of Technology (Durban, South Africa).

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New training modules on informal settlement upgrading available

Monday, 28 August 2017

A new ‘resource kit’ released by the South African National Upgrading Support Programme (NUSP) provides the latest thinking, information and approach to undertaking informal settlement upgrading, as well as training materials, to enhance the ability of practitioners and key stakeholders to implement upgrading initiatives.

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Post-doctoral fellowship in urban studies available at ACC

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The African Centre for Cities (University of Cape Town) has advertised a post-doctoral research fellowship linked to its new master’s programme in southern urbanism.

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Call for photography submissions: Street signage in urban Africa

Monday, 21 August 2017

Holon Institute of Technology (Holon, Israel), in collaboration with Centre Yavné (Bordeaux, France), will host an international photography exhibition of street signage in urban Africa and Israel/Palestine, and has called for submissions.

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ACC launches new master's in southern urbanism

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Seeking to address the knowledge vacuum generated by the multitude of environmental, economic and social crises manifesting in cities in the Global South due to rapid urbanisation, the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town has launched a new master’s degree in southern urbanism.

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Position available: Chief Urban Planning Officer, African Development Bank

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The African Development Bank had called for applications for its post of Chief Urban Planning Officer.

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Four positions in urban and regional planning available at University of Venda

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The University of Venda (South Africa) has advertised four positions in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

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Guide to reforming African urban law published

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The African Centre for Cities is pleased to launch a new publication, Reforming Urban Laws in Africa: A Practical Guide. The guide has been written by Stephen Berrisford and the late Patrick McAuslan, to provide hands-on guidance to officials, practitioners and researchers working on the urgent task of improving, modernizing and rationalizing urban legislation in the sub-Saharan region.

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DAAD postgraduate scholarships available at KNUST

Monday, 12 June 2017

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering up to six scholarships for postgraduate study tenable at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) located in Kumasi, Ghana.

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Desert environmental studies at Ben-Gurion: Scholarships available

Thursday, 8 June 2017

With funding from the Moore Foundation, the Alfred Katz School for Desert Studies (Sde Boqer Campus, Ben-Gurion University) is offering full scholarships to students from developing countries to undertake postgraduate studies in Desert Envrionmental Studies.

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Call for applications: Wits-TUB Urban Lab postgraduate scholarships

Thursday, 1 June 2017

The Wits-TUB Urban Lab has called for applications for a series of master’s scholarships. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

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PhD positions in human geography available at Stockholm University

Thursday, 11 May 2017

The Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University welcomes applications for two doctoral positions in geography, with an emphasis on human geography. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2017.

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Post-doctoral position at University of Sheffield: China and African cities

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) has advertised a post-doctoral research associate position for an ESRC project on how increased engagement by China and other ‘non-traditional’ donors is impacting African cities.

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Three job opportunities available at Nordic Africa Institute

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Nordic Africa Institute has advertised three senior researcher and programme coordinator positions linked to new resesarch projects commencing in 2017.

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Consuming Urban Poverty project communiqué highlights African urban food security

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Consuming Urban Poverty project’s recent conference held at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre (from 14 to 16 March 2017) has resulted in the publication of a communiqué on measures to promote African urban food security.

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Call for Participants: Academy for African Urban Diversity

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Academy for African Urban Diversity is a joint project of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand, the African Center for Cities at the University of Cape Town, and the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

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Call for applications: Lagos Development Envision Lab

Monday, 10 April 2017

In September 2017, Arctic Infrastructure (AI) and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nigeria will host the ‘Lagos Development Envision Lab’, a residence training programme bringing together selected talented youth from informal settlements with young built environment professionals to share knowledge on alternative development strategies for the city of Lagos.

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Download the Economic Report on Africa 2017

Friday, 31 March 2017

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has launched its Economic Report on Africa 2017, entitled Urbanization and Industrialization for Africa’s Transformation.

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Call for submissions: ACC International Urban Conference

Friday, 31 March 2017

The African Centre for Cities (ACC) has called for submissions to its international conference, to be held from 1 to 2 February 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Call for papers: The Right to the City in the South

Monday, 20 March 2017

The international conference ‘The Right to the City in the South: Everyday urban experience and rationalities of government’ will be held at CESSMA in Paris, from 15 to 17 November 2017.

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