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 54 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 AAPS General Secretary
AAPS will host its fourth all-schools conference from 17 to 19 November 2014, in Cape Town (South Africa). Themed African Urban Planning and the Global South: Pedagogy, Research, Practice, AAPS 2014 will focus on the central themes and problems of African urbanization. The conference will focus on developing our understanding of these issues, and how planning curricula can respond to them. While the conference is focused on sub-Saharan Africa, the discussion will be extended to other contexts in the global South.
THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 12 JUNE 2014