Resources/publications

The Feminist Map of Projects (FemMap) is using technology to document initiatives around the globe that focus on achieving gender equality. The idea behind it is to create a worldwide database of feminist activities, including various categories from politics to local community actions, giving us an idea of how feminism is acting in different parts of the world.

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Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October, 2016. The UN's Second Committee recently released its draft resolution on the procedures and rules to be followed in Habitat III.

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The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. Their 2014 Annual Report provides a broad and comprehensive summary of their activities and operating information.

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The South African Cities Network (SACN) has published a report on the current and future state of urban food security in South Africa. The report is available for download here.

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The fourth State of City Finances report from the South African Cities Network (SACN) shows cities' financial management continues to improve, that the nationally determined cost of electricity is presenting affordability challenges for cities and households, and that transforming urban environments will require increasing and ongoing financial support.

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Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has recently published its annual report for the period 2014-2015. 

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The Everyday African Urbanism programme of the Africa Centre has published a report on the dynamics of food security and access in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

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The AUC, OSAA, ECA, and UNIDO have issued a joint communiqué arguing for the importance of industrialization and urbanization for African development.

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published an introductory booklet outlining the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame the global development agenda for the next 15 years.

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The internationally recognized sociologist, gender specialist and prolific writer Prof Raewyn Connell recent released a free e-booklet entitled 'Writing for Research: Advice on Principles and Practice'. 

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UN-Habitat has released a new report entitled 'Sustainable urban development in Africa' as part of its Africa Urban Agenda Programme.

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The Africa Research Institute (ARI) has released its latest 'Counterpoint' publication, entitled Whose Land Is It Anyway? The failure of land law reform in Kenya.

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Access top-read articles from the Journal of Planning Education and Research—free for a limited time.

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The single largest pan-African open data portal is now open, allowing users the chance to access and visualize African data simply, intuitively and free of charge.

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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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Next City has published the latest in their ebook series examining innovative practices for urban planning and placemaking: The Public Life Reader.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town presents a new book by Kim Gurney — The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City.

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The Sustainable Development Solutions Network is proud to launch SDSN.edu, a new flagship educational initiative offering free online courses on sustainable development, created and brought to you by global experts from around the world. 

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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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Over the past five years African planning law expert Stephen Berrisford (Adjunct Professor at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town) has led an AAPS project to promote planning law reform on the continent (click HERE to read about past work).

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