Call for Papers: Third International Conference of Regional and Urban Planning (ICURP14)

Deadline: 15 March 2014 - 5:00pm

Dates: 6 - 8 October 2014


Where: Lagos, Nigeria

Venue: University of Lagos

Conveners: Dr. Taibat Lawanson, [email protected] and Dr. Olayinka Agunloye, [email protected]

Africa needs to re-position itself to respond to the challenges and opportunities of sustainable urban development. What is required at this time is a forum for multidisciplinary discourse on how to address the  complex interactions in spatio-temporal terms, taking into consideration the social, economic, political, cultural, physical and environmental dimensions of Africa’s urbanization. These interactions constitute the driving forces behind the type, extent, and intensity of urban growth and conditions for the transition to a more sustainable future. ICURP14 aims to bring together an international and multidisciplinary audience to address these issues as they relate to philosophies, policies and practices. Of particular interest are those peculiar to African cities and how current global patterns affect them. It is anticipated that the ideas and reflections generated in this conference will articulate Africa’s urban priorities and trigger the development of a home grown Urban Agenda for Africa.ICURP 14 will provide a forum for scholars, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to

  • Exchange experiences and research findings
  • Engage in stimulating discourse on conceptual and theoretical redefinitions
  • Examine solution-oriented methods for environmental re-engineering
  • Explore the future of the built environment; and
  • Espouse views on future research and development paradigms.

Speakers will include leading academics, policy makers and professionals who will share creative ideas on how to address the peculiar challenges of Africa’s urbanization. Confirmed keynote speakers include Prof Tunde Agbola of University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Prof Vanessa Watson of African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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