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July 2020

Food Dialogues

July 20 @ 8:00 am - August 14 @ 5:00 pm

Food Dialogues is a free online programme on the local food system bringing together speakers involved in shaping the food system, hosted by the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust in partnership with African Centre for Cities, Oribi Village, the City of Cape Town, ICLEI and Derrick. The Covid-19 pandemic has rendered in stark relief the urgent and critical need for a resilient, healthier and just food system. The Food Dialogues programme brings together a diverse  range of voices involved…

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August 2020

Southern Africa City Studies Conference

August 30 - September 1

Since 2009 the Southern Africa City Studies Conference (SACSC) series has provided an interdisciplinary forum for researchers examining urban issues in Southern Africa. We are pleased to announce that the fifth conference in this series will take place from 30 August to 1 September 2020 at the University of the Witwatersrand. Recent interest in comparative urbanism and southern urbanism, as well as a context of regional and global uncertainty, creates an important opportunity for scholars to engage these and other…

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November 2020

Association of African Planning Schools Conference 2020

November 18 - November 20
Unnamed Venue,
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic Of
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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…

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January 2021

The coloniality of infrastructure: Eurafrican legacies

January 13, 2021 - January 17, 2021
University of Basel,
Basel , Switzerland
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NOTE: Conference has been rescheduled for 13 to 17 January 2021.  When Eurafrica emerged in the 1920s as an intellectual and political project to connect Europe with Africa, its goal was to ensure European colonial dominance in a changing world. Key to the proposed continental merger was infrastructure—not surprising at a time when railways, ports, camps, and other large-scale building projects were facilitating the extraction and movement of things for Europe while curtailing the freedom and mobility of Africans on…

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