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.
Students from the Polytechnic of Namibia recently undertook the site analysis phase of an informal settlement upgrading studio in Gobabis Municipality, Namibia. This is the fifth in a series of collaborative studios implemented through the partnership between AAPS and Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI). To read more about the progress of the studio, and reactions from community members and students, please click HERE.