2015 Africa Conference at The University of Texas at Austin: Development, Urban Space, and Human Rights in Africa

April 3-5, 2015 Austin, Texas Development, which has always been intertwined with human rights, is increasingly linked to the fate of urban spaces and urban livelihoods. Questions about poverty, economic growth, quality of life, social inequality, human rights and citizenship are framed through the lens of urban planning and development policies. Whether indigenously derived or … Continued

Call for Papers – International Conference Municipalities and Local Powers in Africa (16th – 21st Centuries)

Academic interest in the forms of local government in Africa has been increasing since 1990’, in correlation with the emergence of democratic movements on the continent. Historically, most African societies were organized around small units in which political power resided in a chief or group of individuals. The local authorities, under various modalities and headed … Continued

CFP: Annual Conference of the Commission on Urban Anthropology [CUA-IUAES] Dreamed/planned cities and experienced cities

Nowadays, there is a growing interest among anthropologists to do urban research that looks at both the government of the city and the dwellers’ representations of the city (Lefebvre). Many ethnographies have thus focused, on the one hand, on urban policies and, on the other hand, on social practices. The Urban Anthropology Series – published … Continued

Urban Regions under Change: towards social-ecological resilience (URC 2014)

The Urban Regions under Change (URC) 2014 conference brings together international experts and researchers from a broad range of disciplines such as physical- and social geography, planning, landscape ecology, governance, sociology etc. to discuss the topic of dealing with change in the context of urban and regional development in European urban regions. Recent years have … Continued

2014 Association of African Planning Schools Conference, Cape Town

African Urban Planning and the Global South: Pedagogy, Research, Practice AAPS 2014 will focus on the central themes and problems of African urbanization. The conference will focus on developing our understanding of these issues, and how planning curricula can respond to them. While the conference is focused on sub-Saharan Africa, the discussion will be extended … Continued

Call for Papers: Growing Africa through an effective public transport system

From Dakar to Abidjan, from Nouakchott to Khartoum, from Accra to Addis Ababa, from N’Djamena to Windhoek, from Brazzaville to Nairobi, or from Luanda to Dar Es Salaam, so almost everywhere in sub-Saharan Africa, the landscape of urban public transport, with few exceptions, conveys us toward the negative image of an old, dilapidated, insecure, polluted … Continued

Call for papers – Urbana: Urban affairs and public policy

Urbana: Urban Affairs and Public Policy is a peer reviewed, multidisciplinary open-access scholarly journal focusing on urban issues at an international level, exploring all aspects of cities and urbanization including urban planning, economics, history, politics, international relations and literature. The editors welcome manuscripts focusing on urban issues worldwide. They encourage methodological diversity and will consider … Continued

Permanent call for papers: CIDADES Journal

CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios is a peer-reviewed scientific journal edited by DINÂMIA’CET-IUL in Portugal and indexed by Latindex, IBSS and SciELO. Submissions are continually available online and conducted upon registration on the website. The orientation of CIDADES is based on the plurality of theoretical perspectives and disciplinary approaches to the analysis of the city, departing from … Continued

Call for articles for Architecture MPS

Call for articles The journal’s themes revolve around the relationship of architecture(s) in the politico-media-complex. Areas of interest include (but are not restricted to: Architecture, landscape design, urbanism, critical studies, human geography, media studies, design. It is published monthly on-line and has a two yearly print version. It is indexed with all the main databases … Continued

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

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 … Continued