‘Occupying Radical Geography:’ Antipode’s 5th Institute for the Geographies of Justice

The 2015 IGJ poses the question ‘how do we occupy radical geography today?’. We pose ‘occupation’ as a meta-theme or framework for praxis as we organize engagements across a wide array of debates and concerns inside/outside radical geography.

Conference: ARCHTHEO ’14 / IV, Theory of Architecture

The full papers are going to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number, and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the “Thomson and Reuters Web of Science’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index” (CPCI). Enquiries: [email protected] Sponsored by: DAKAM THEMES TRACK 01: ARCHITECTURE AND WRITING Historiography – Discussions of History of Architecture […]

Future of Cities Forum

The annual Future of Cities Forum brings together 150 mayors, city planners, scientists and representatives of civil society and the private sector to discuss key challenges for future urban development. This year’s Forum takes place in Kampala, Uganda.

Snapping Cities competition from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is to hold its flagship, high-level Annual Governance Weekend from the 21-23 November 2014 in Accra, Ghana. The focus of the weekend will be the Ibrahim Forum. The theme of the discussions will be “African Cities”. Projections estimate that Africa will enter its ‘urban age’ by 2035 when 50% of its population […]

The inaugural research symposium of the regional and local economic development initiative

“BREAKING BOUNDARIES: REGIONAL AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA” Amidst a troubled global economy, the contemporary development agenda of South Africa incorporates the alleviation of poverty and unemployment, addressing socio-economic marginalisation, and the facilitation of economic growth and increased productivity of the private sector. In this context, local economic development has been a critical […]

Ray Pahl Fellowship in Urban Studies, 2015

The Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS), a charity associated with the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, wishes to appoint a post-doctoral Research Fellow, for the calendar year 2015. The Fellowship will be based in the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town for the full twelve months. […]

Call for Papers: Nigeria Beyond 2014 International Conference

First call for papers for Nigeria Beyond 2014 International Conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa

Call for contributions to Gender & Development’s March 2015 Issue “Working On Gender Issues In Urban Areas”

G&D is published for Oxfam by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and is essential reading for international development researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. G&D is currently read in over 90 countries. It is published as an online/print journal at www.tandfonline.com/gad. Content is also available free: access online at www.genderanddevelopment.org Cities are home to over half the world’s people. While they can present […]

First Congress of Architecture in Equatorial Guinea: “LIVED ARCHITECTURE: FUTURE HERITAGE”

The First Congress of Architecture in Equatorial Guinea, “LIVED ARCHITECTURE: FUTURE HERITAGE”, will take place in the framework of the GUINEA HERITAGE 2020 project. The congress comprises five core themes with the aim of bringing together all existing studies carried out, with a view to continuing research and formulating a master plan that will provide […]

Alternative conceptions of planning and their relevance for Sub-Saharan cities: case study of Maputo

This talk draws on long term research on urban physical development in Sub-Saharan Africa, and draws on engagement by the author with urban issues in Mozambique, and Maputo in particular. It argues for an approach to urban land rights, management and planning that is based on understanding of both a) the realpolitik of urban land in the region as well as b) the mental models and organizational practices of so-called ‘informal’ land access mechanisms.