Welcome to the Association of African Planning Schools
Welcome to the website of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS), a network of tertiary planning schools drawn from across the continent.
The AAPS has a membership of 50 planning institutions, from all regions of Africa. Currently the Association is operating two projects, both funded by the Rockefeller Foundation: the first aims to 'Revitalise Planning Education' in Africa, whilst the second seeks to promote community collaboration in planning education programmes through partnerships with advocacy networks such as SDI and WIEGO. Planning schools that wish to join the network, and participate in these projects, should contact
the project coordinator.
In March 2013, AAPS participated in the inaugural meeting of the African Urban Research Initiative (AURI) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The purpose of the meeting was to enable African urban research institutions from Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone countries to meet with Cities Alliance partners and develop a shared strategy for future urban research and advocacy on the continent. Please click here to read more.