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July 2017

IAPS 2017 Symposium Retreat

July 15, 2017
Goba Tanzania, United Republic Of + Google Map

The IAPS 2017 Symposium preparations are well on the way! The Symposium will take place on 27-29 September 2017 and will address the knowledge needed for climate-proof urban development in growing cities. More than 50 international scholars will attend coming from 12 countries from all continents. They will respond to questions such as What are the implications of global environmental changes for land use planning in cities? What are the consequences in terms of health, governance and infrastructure? What do…

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Retreat for Consultancy Work on the Review of the Human Settlements Development Policy and Preparation of the National Housing Policy

July 16, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - July 17, 2017 @ 5:00 PM EAT
Ardhi University Tanzania, United Republic Of + Google Map

The Review of the Human Settlements Development Policy and Preparation of the National Housing Policy is being conducted at Ardhi University by a team of consultants divided in two experts groups which is currently conducting a study and an analytical assessment of the current state of urban and rural centres in Tanzania's main land. The team is also assessing of the current housing situation and housing market in Tanzania, and identifying major urban and planning issues. The retreat will allow…

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Workshop on SDG-oriented reform of planning education in Sub-Sahara Africa

July 20, 2017
Technical UNiversity Berlin, Habitat Unit Germany + Google Map

The aim of the workshop is to discuss how urban-oriented teaching and research at academic institutions in Sub-Sahara Africa and Germany could become more effective in preparing urban professionals for the dramatic sustainability challenges we face and which have been defined in the Agenda 2030/ SDGs, the New Urban Agenda or the Paris Outcomes of 2015. The workshop builds on previous discussions held in Quito in October 2016 and in Johannesburg in November 2016, which provided opportunities for educators andpractitioners working in different geographical…

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Panel Discussion: Transformation to Sustainability – Challenge for an urbanized and networked Society

July 26, 2017
Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, Berlin Germany + Google Map

The panel will interrogate digitalisation as an opportunity and/ or risk in transformation-to-sustainability processes in urbanised areas. Smart City paradigms have been criticised as technology-dependent, market-driven tools that serve specific power constellations and fail to address the actual needs of billions of urban residents worldwide. How can we transgress a binary reading of digitalisation versus cities for all? Can we think of real smart cities that empower communities through socially-embedded digital innovations? Can digitalisation foster citizen agency? Language: German website: https://alfred-herrhausen-gesellschaft.de/en/urban-age/conflicts-of-an-urban-age-in-berlin.htm#tab_urban-talks

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October 2017

International Conference on Impact of Natural Hazards in Africa Lessons from 1992 Cairo Earthquake     NRIAG – African Union – UNESCO

October 23, 2017 - October 26, 2017
Cairo Cairo, Egypt + Google Map

Cairo, Egypt 23-26 November 2017 The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics will conduct a meeting on 23rd to 26th of October 2017 in Cairo on the state of natural hazards in Africa including seismic Hazards and Risk Assessment, Climate Change, Environmental Vulnerability, metrological and Hydrological hazards. Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste will contribute with a talk on Opportunities and Barriers for Climate-Proof Urban Development in East Africa on Session III dealing with Regional Update of Seismo-tectonic Map in Africa: A…

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December 2017

Urban City Walk Dar es Salaam

December 16, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM EAT
Dar es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage (DARCH) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic Of + Google Map

The CityLab Dar es Salaam at Ardhi University in collaboration with Virginia Tech, the University of Oxford, the Dar es Salaam Centre for Architectural Heritage (DARCH) and Afriroots is organizing a thematic walk on 16 December 2017. The walk will take participants around the most iconic streets of the city centre of Dar es Salaam with the aim of exploring on-going processes of urban growth and transformation in the housing sector. The walk takes place in the frame of the…

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Missing Urban Data – Scoping Workshop

December 19, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM EAT
Ardhi University Tanzania, United Republic Of + Google Map

A scoping workshop will take place at Ardhi University as part of a new partnership between the University and the Center for Community Initiatives to research on Missing Urban Data on access to water and sanitation in Tanzania. The purpose of the scoping workshop is threefold: 1) to discuss the scope of the work 2) to conduct a User Journey Map exercise 3) to bring forward the challenges and opportunities faced by different groups in water access, supply and use. The work on Missing Urban Data…

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January 2018

2018 AURI Policy Conference

January 30, 2018 - January 31, 2018
Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa + Google Map

The sixth African Urban Research Initiative (AURI) Policy Conference aims to bring together applied urban research centres based on African continent to foster discussion and explore ways of building the urban body of knowledge with local knowledge. The conference is being organised under the 2017-2018 AURI work programme. The theme is: ‘Fostering a Comparative Research Agenda in African Cities - Urban Spatial Inequality and the New Urban Agenda’ The conference offers an opportunity to gather high quality submission based on…

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March 2018

Cities & Climate Change Science Conference

March 5, 2018 - March 7, 2018
Shaw Conference Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1N9 Canada
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The City of Edmonton is hosting the CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference on 5th-7th of March 2018. The discussions and outcomes from this conference will contribute to ensuring that cities have access to the critical science required to operate and grow sustainably in the 21st Century.

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Urban Africa Workshop

March 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 5:40 PM EAT
Fabrik 23 | Werkloft, Gerichtstrasse 23
Berlin-Wedding, Berlin 13347 Germany
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Africa’s urban Age – beyond Development as Usual The Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft, LSE Cities, GIZ and the Habitat Unit at TU Berlin are organising an Urban Africa Workshop in the frame of the Urban Age programme. The Workshop will address Africa’s urban age and will attempt to go beyond development as usual. The workshop aims at better understanding the dynamics of urbanization in Africa, at reflecting on paradigms and routines of engagement and at discussing broader implications and alternative responses…

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