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News

From the 3rd to 5th October 2012, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos will host its Second International Conference, themed 'Urban Transitions in a Dynamic World'.

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Online news article on AAPS communiqué

A news article on the recently released AAPScommuniqué has been published on the website EcoJournalism.

Link HERE.

Read a Cities Alliance article on the AAPS case research toolkit

Cities Alliance recently published a short online article introducing the AAPS toolkit for case study research and teaching.

The journal Regional Development Studies would like to encourage article submissions in the areas of human security, environmental management, disaster management, and local and regional economic development.

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AAPS is pleased to welcome its latest member, University of Malawi, The Polytechnic, located in Blantyre.

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Durban University of Technology advertises lecturing position

The Durban University of Technology has advertised a Junior Lecturer Post (JL28) in the Department of Town and Regional Planning on 22 January 2012. 

In December 2012, the AAPS convened a small workshop on the relationship between informality, infrastructure and spatial planning, in Lagos, Nigeria. Participants visited the area of Makoko on a field trip.

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The AAPS editorial board responsible for making recommendations of exemplary African planning research to the International Editorial Board of the GPEAN publication Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, volume 5, has made its final submission.

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The AAPS secretariat is delighted to announce the latest member of the Association: the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Maputo, Mozambique.

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The World Bank, in collaboration with Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has produced a study of home-based enterprises in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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AAPS Project Coordinator Nancy Odendaal and General Secretary James Duminy traveled to Lusaka from 18 to 21 October 2011, to meet with faculty staff of the University of Zambia (UNZA). 

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United Nations launches guidelines for eco-efficient and socially inclusive cities

Prepared jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in partnership with the Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, the Guidelines for developing eco-efficient and socially inclusive infrastructure provide practical tools for city planners and decision-makers to reform urban planning and infrastructure design according to the principles of eco-efficiency and social inclusiveness.

The 2011 World Risk Report is now available for download (click here).

The report should prove useful for those working in the field of climate changes, urban governance and disaster planning.

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The AAPS Steering Committee and secretariat has great pleasure in welcoming the 44th member of AAPS: Benue State University (BSU), located in Makurdi, Nigeria.

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The journal Urban Forum has released its September 2011 edition as a special issue dedicated to the topic of 'Changing planning law in Africa'.

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The third World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC) was held in Perth, Australia, from 4 to 8 July 2011. This was the third WPSC event held in a decade, following the 2001 and 2006 congresses held in Shanghai and Mexico City respectively.

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Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and AAPS are delighted to announce that the two networks have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which commits them to collaboration on promoting initiatives, plans and policies which encourage pro-poor and inclusive cities and towns in Africa.

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has developed a number of free resources designed to assist urban professionals with the planning and management of cities in relation to the unique challenges posed by climate changes.

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The World Bank has released a study report entitled 'Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Disasters Preparedness in the Coastal Cities of North Africa'.

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