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Association of African Planning Schools Conference 2020

November 18 - November 20

Due to Covid-19 and associated risks and travel restrictions the Conference has been postponed to November 2021.

The Institute of Spatial Planning (IRPUD) at TU Dortmund University (Germany), together with the Institute of Human Settlement Studies and School of Spatial Planning and Social Sciences at Ardhi University (Tanzania) hosts the fifth international conference of the Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS) from 18 to 20 November 2020 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Themed Urban Africa in the Twenty-First Century: Current Issues and Future Prospects of Urban Governance and Planning, the conference will be organised along five thematic tracks relevant to current issues and future prospects of urban governance and planning in urban Africa:

  • Track 1: Localising planning theories
  • Track 2: Innovating planning education to fit the challenges of climate change
  • Track 3: Participatory and multi-governance approaches for urban resilience
  • Track 4: Toward pro-livelihood adaptation and risk management approaches
  • Track 5: Information and communication technology (ICT) for inclusive spaces

The conference will feature keynote addresses from leading urban and planning scholars including Prof Stefan Greiving (TU Dortmund University), Prof Robert Kiunsi (Ardhi University), Prof Wilbard Kombe (Ardhi University), Prof Garth Myers (Trinity College, USA), Prof Sophie Schramm (TU Dortmund University), Prof Vanessa Watson (University of Cape Town).


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