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City planning in the technological age

Cities are growing every day and urban spaces have become more complex. Managing these huge urban spaces in our time has led to the demand for greater innovation and intelligence. Proposing solutions to all the problems in city planning is no longer viable within the timeframe in which they can be detected; putting forward solutions and implementing those solutions takes long enough for the initial problem to have already changed.

AAPS Chairmanship Comes To Kenya

The Association of African Planning Schools welcomes a new chairman. The commitee election process for the nes AAPS Steering Committe was a long and democratic one that saw Prof Ngau being elected as chair. Prof Peter Ngau is an assosciate proffesor in the University of Nairobi and the drector of CURI. The other members of the steering committee are: Babatunde Agbola, Daniel Inkoom, Garth Klein, Mtafu Manda, Nigel Tapela, and Vanessa Watson.

African Urban Planning and the Global South: Pedagogies, Research and Practice

The 2014 AAPS Conference ended yesterday November 19th, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. AAPS is a network of 51 university-based planning programmes in Anglophone, Lusiphone and Francophone Africa. For the first time the AAPS conference held every two years opened its doors to partners and key stakeholders in the built environment. In recent years AAPS has grown rapidly to became the new champions and torch for Africa’s future.

Annual AAPS All-School Conference, Cape Town 2014

The Association of African Planning Schools has a membership of 51 University based planning programmes across Africa.  AAPS centres on planning education and aims at fostering planning professionals who will focus on social and spatial justice and the sustainability of the environment. The association aims at enabling professionals to cope with and manage the issues currently facing cities and towns in Africa.

Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) Kenya Chapter Consultations Workshop Proceedings

Workshop proceedings for a workshop held on 23-24th Septemebr 2013 at Silver Springs Hotel in Nairobi. The workshop was a consultation to explore ways in which mutual collaboration between AAPS an UN-Habitat may be increased. It also aimed at creating a forum for the schools to explore how to improve the associations objectives in Kenya.

2014 Conference on Land Policy in Africa,11 -14 November, 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) is being held at the African Union Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 11 to 14 November 2014. The CLPA is organized by the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), UN-Habitat, the FAO, among others.

2014 Conference on Land Policy in Africa,11 -14 November, 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) is being held at the African Union Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 11 to 14 November 2014. The CLPA is organized by the Land Policy Initiative (LPI), in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Union (EU), UN-Habitat, the FAO, among others.

Training of trainers for Namibia

Namibia is one of the few African countries which have recognized the importance of decentralized development in nation building. The Constitution has established structures and functional responsibilities of regional and local councils.

Energy Audit in Informal Settlements

The Centre for Urban Research and Innovations (CURI) has collaborated with the UN-Habitat´s Urban Energy Unit to conduct an energy audit in informal settlements in Kenya. This research will address existing gaps in terms of consistent, relevant and adequate data on various types of buildings in informal settlements. It will allow formulating benchmarks, as well as identifying opportunities and energy saving potentials.

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