WEF Insight Report: Making Affordable Housing a Reality in Cities

The world must act now to address its affordable housing crisis. According to Making Affordable Housing a Reality in Cities, a new World Economic Forum report, about 90% of cities around the world do not provide affordable housing, housing that has adequate quality and location with a cost that does not prohibit its occupants from … Continued

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor

The University of Cape Town is one of the leading teaching and research institutions in Africa. In terms of subject rankings, Geography at UCT has been ranked among the top 50 universities in the 2018 QS world university rankings. The Department of Environmental and Geographical Science seeks to make an appointment at the Senior Lecturer … Continued

The State of Urban Safety in South African Cities 2018/2019

The South African Cities Network has released its third edition of the annual State of Urban Safety in South African report.

Call for Applications: 2019 Academy of African Urban Diversity

The African continent is rapidly urbanizing. If this point is agreed upon by a wide variety of actors—from media, to governments, UN agencies, development banks as well as scholars—there is far less consensus about what this process will mean for Africans. The Academy of African Urban Diversity aims to bring together doctoral students to debate … Continued

Call for Proposals: Second Round of Fellowships on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) is seeking early career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to produce policy-relevant evidence on family planning and fertility in cities and towns and their links to urban welfare. This IUSSP project seeks to link the fields of family planning, fertility and population change … Continued

African Centre For Cities Peak Urban Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Infrastructure/Human Settlements

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The African Centre for Cities invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to support research associated with the PEAK Urban project. The successful candidate will become part of a new global cohort of urban researchers as part of the PEAK Urban project. The ideal candidate will have expertise in urban studies debates, a firm … Continued

African Centre For Cities Peak Urban Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Urban Governance

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The ACC invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to support research associated with the PEAK Urban project and complementary work on urban sustainability and governance. The successful candidate will become part of a new global cohort of urban researchers as part of the PEAK Urban project. The ideal candidate will have expertise … Continued

Call for Papers: Third International Conference on Urban e-Planning

The 3rd International Conference on Urban e-Planning, organised by the ‘International Journal of E-Planning Research’, in collaboration with the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning – University of Lisbon, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 3 & 4 April 2018. The IJEPR Annual Conference is a multi- and interdisciplinary forum for the exploration, discussion and presentation of … Continued

Rural Africa in motion: Dynamics and drivers of migration south of the Sahara

Rural Africa in motion: Dynamics and drivers of migration south of the Sahara explores the complex rural migration patterns in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research methods for understanding and supporting decision processes in African Cities

The Research methods for understanding and supporting decision processes in African Cities working paper produced by the FRACTAL project, reviews 12 decision-making methods to explore how different approaches may lead key people working in cities and surrounding urban areas of Southern Africa to make better-informed decisions about adapting to climate change. The review covers both decision-making process … Continued