Job post: Research positions at Gauteng City-Region Observatory

Research positions available with Gauteng City-Region Observatory. Deadline is

Contribute: Visualising Contested Cities

This conference challenges people to see cities and the struggle for their past, present and future in a new light, and to do so by gathering an international set of creative projects in one place.

Small Area Census Approach to Measure the Township Informal Economy in South Africa

This article describes a research approach to undertaking a small area census to identify informal economy activity using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative tools.

World Cities Report 2016

Report from UN Habitat unequivocally demonstrates that the current urbanization model is unsustainable in many respects.

Call for papers: first Mozambique Urban Research Forum

The National Urban Forum (FUN) is a multilateral platform that aims to promote a debate and to support procedures relating to sustainable urban development at the country level.

One Nation, Two Planning Systems? Spatial Planning and Multi-Level Policy Integration in Ghana

This paper examines the key features of Ghana’s spatial planning system focusing on the mechanisms and challenges of policy integration in practice.

Getting urbanization to work in Africa: the role of the urban land-infrastructure-finance nexus, Area Development and Policy

The stakes are high for efforts to ensure that urbanization reinforces rather than retards prosperity, yet urban policies are frequently ambivalent and piecemeal. The development trajectory of cities hinges on the quality of their physical foundations, which underpin functional efficiency and will endure for many decades.

Innovation, transformation and sustainable futures in Africa [Conference]

The inaugural joint conference of the American Anthropological Association and African Studies Association.

Developing an appropriate land use methodology to promote spatially just, formal retail areas in developing countries: The case of the City of Cape Town, South Africa

This paper initiates a long overdue conversation regarding the relationship between land use management and social justice within a developing world context, and in formal retail areas, and aims to set out ways in which land use management can be made more relevant.

Call for papers: Sustainable building and infrastructure provision in the Nigerian educational sector

The maiden edition of the International Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure (ICOSBIN), will be held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan (Ibadan, Nigeria), from 31 May to 2 June 2016.