|Superstar cities: Unlocking the untapped potential of Africa’s urban centres Join us on 29 October at 1200-1300 BST / 1400-1500 EAT to discuss what makes a superstar city? 29 octubre 2021
The past 18 months saw the first pan-African recession in 50 years. Yet the outlook for the continent is one of optimism, with the African Development Bank forecasting a swift and sustained recovery. Though some cities make strikingly outsized economic contributions, African cities are often overlooked en bloc. Africa, the world’ youngest continent, will soon only trail Asia in terms of global urbanisation. But making good on this enormous potential will require investment. Drawing on the findings of our recent Superstar Cities of Africa report, we ask: what makes a superstar city and how can Africa’s urban centres realise their undoubted promise?
Panellists to include:
Mthobisi Masinga, Manager for Sustainability, City Resilience and Stakeholder Business Relations, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)
Sean Ellison, Research Manager, Cushman & Wakefield
In partnership with
|World Cities Day - 31st October 2021
|15TH ANNUAL PLANNERS’ CONVENTION
Influencing planning and development in the next decade (2021-2031)
“Enhancing policy, legislation and plans”
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|FACULTY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (FDB) 1ST YEAR 2021 ADMISSIONS ON 20TH SEPTEMBER 2021
Monday 20th to Sunday 26th September 2021
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Sunday 26th September 2021
|International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Invitation to the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADA) celebrations on June 25, 2021 from 2.00 pm.
Register in advance for this meeting:
|Administration of the Second Dose of Covid Vaccine
|DURP FACE-TO-FACE EXAMINATIONS COMMENCES OF 2ND JUNE 2021
|PhD Scholarships at the Wits-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab
PhD Scholarships at the Wits-TUB-UNILAG Lab
Scholarships are on offer to South Africans and other African nationals for the Wits-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab PhD programme in urban studies. Applications are being accepted until 31 August 2021.
The Wits-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab programme supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) seeks to improve graduate education in urban fields across Sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of seven SDG Graduate Schools funded by the DAAD worldwide. The lead partners, the Habitat Unit at Technische Universität Berlin and the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits University in Johannesburg and the University of Lagos, collaborate in the offering of an urban-oriented graduate training and capacity building programme at Wits University that seeks to effectively address the challenges and needs of modern urban studies.
Successful PhD candidates will be based in the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits University. The school has a structured PhD offering. This will include regular support and networking activities for enrolled PhD students in the school.
Applications are being accepted by the school until 31 August 2021. Applicants with non-South Africa university qualification must keep the pre-screening deadline of 31 May 2021 in mind.
Check out the following website for more information on the SDG graduate school, the PhD programme, application requirements and contact details of the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits University:
|Resumption Studies at the University of Nairobi
Following the Presidential Directive of 1st May, 2021 that educational institutions reopen and continue with their respective academic calendars on 10th May 2021
College of Architecture & Engineering
- School of Engineering:
-All undergraduates and post graduates Years I to V.
-Bachelor Construction. Management Years II-IV
- Bachelor of Architecture & Architectural Studies Years I to VI
- B.A. Planning Year I
|Learning in Blended Mode in Department of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Nairobi has made great strides in Online learning and is one of the fastest growing trends in educational uses of technology The online classroom has become a potentially powerful teaching and learning arena in which new practices and new relationships have made significant contributions to e-class/learning. This mode of learning has made it possible for DURP students to sit for examinations and graduate.
An example of an ongoing class as follows: