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The Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) has published the preliminary findings of a research survey addressing the capacity of the planning profession in Commonwealth countries.

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Over 100 scientists, architects, journalists, artists, designers and activists address creatively the unprecedented challenges and solutions facing the Urban Planet.

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As part of broader efforts to develop collaborative learning across the continent, the Situated Urban Political Ecology collective and Urban Action Lab at Makerere University will be hosting a workshop on urban infrastructures in Africa from 12 to 15 November, 2018.

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The International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with NASAC and the ISSC, has opened a call for pre-proposals to identify collaborative research projects across Africa that explore integrated approaches for sustainable urban development on the continent.

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From May 2018 the Delft Technical University (TU Delft, The Netherlands) will offer a new edition of its free online course, Rethink the City: New Approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges.

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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has advertised a series of master's and doctoral scholarships for students working on topics related to planning and land governance.

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adelphi, the independent think tank and consultancy on climate, invites submissions for a photo competition addressing the theme: 'Visions of the urban future'.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) has advertised places for a one-week workshop on urban food systems and governance in Africa, to run from 9 to 13 July 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has advertised for a Junior Research Fellowship to investigate the intersections of urban health and sexuality.

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Stephen Berrisford, a long-time partner of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS), has received a major internaitonal award for his work on reforming urban legal systems in Africa.

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The African Centre for Cities (ACC) invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships to support research associated with the PEAK Urban project.

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Monday, 05 February 2018

The Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) will be participating in two networking events at the upcoming World Urban Forum, to be held from 7 to 13 February in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The University of Zambia recently held a graduation ceremony for its Master of Spatial Planning degree, a landmark postgraduate planning programme established in 2013.

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The Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) welcomes proposals from the members of its associations to host and organize the fifth World Planning Schools Congress (WPSC) in July 2021.

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The city of Paynesville (Liberia) seeks to hire a Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) to provide technical leadership on resilience building. The CRO will be a key advisor to the Mayor of Paynesville and other heads of departments to mainstream resilience in all activities of the city. The CRO will be the primary point of contact for the development, advancement and implementation of the city’s resilience strategy.

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The Universities of Fort Hare, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal are offering postgraduate bursaries for students interested in conducting research on the relationship between the water-energy-food nexus and sustainable livelihoods in South Africa.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam has launched an online course entitled 'Planning for climate change in African cities'. The course is now open for registration.

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The Middle Class Urbanism project and Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, invite submissions for an international conference themed 'Middle Class Urbanism in the Global South: Routes, Shapes and Aspirations'.

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Two PhD researchers have the opportunity to undertake 'embedded research' on transportation in Cape Town, South Africa, through a collaborative partnership between the City of Cape Town and the Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town.

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A team of researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand have called for contributions to a new edited book volume entitled Densification: Plans, Practices and Realities in Greater Johannesburg.

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