• CALL FOR PAPERS: SECOND ANNUAL URBANIZATION AND HABITABLE CITIES CONFERENCE

    ARUA CoE for Urbanization and Habitable Cities

    AFRICAN RESEARCH NETWORK FOR URBANIZATION AND HABITABLE CITIES

    Presents

    URBANIZATION AND HABITABLE CITIES CONFERENCE

    (VIRTUAL, 29TH & 30TH SEPTEMBER 2021)

     

    Call For Papers

     

    Cities in much of Africa are grappling with the challenge of informality. Many also suffer from long-standing problems of disparities in service delivery, infrastructure provision, wealth distribution, and access to opportunities. A focus on …

  • VACANCY FOR POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS

    TWO YEAR POST DOCTORAL POSITIONS AT THE CENTRE FOR HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS

    Background

    The Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development (chsd.unilag.edu.ng) at the University of Lagos was established in 2013 to provide learning and research support for evidence-based policy and practice for the housing and urbanisation sector in Africa.

    The centre is interested in recruiting two Post-Doctoral Researchers (at 50% time) for the research project - & …

  • CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP: A COMPARATIVE APPROACH TO RESEARCHING INFORMALITY AND INEQUALITY IN URBAN AFRICA

    Thursday 4th of February and Friday 5th of February, 2021 by 10:00AM

    CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP: A COMPARATIVE APPROACH TO RESEARCHING INFORMALITY AND INEQUALITY IN URBAN AFRICA

    This workshop is designed to improve the knowledge of participants on the concepts of informality and inequality from an African urban context, to examine extant theories that can be used to guide research on informality and inequality and also to introduce comparative research and its methodologies to …

  • Communique of the First Network Conference (27-29 October 2020)

    COMMUNIQUE OF THE FIRST AFRICAN RESEARCH NETWORK FOR URBANIZATION AND HABITABLE CITIES VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, 27-29 OCTOBER 2020, HOSTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

     

    This conference provided a platform for the presentation of findings on the scoping studies titled "State of Urban Infrastructure in Africa: Focus on Transit Oriented Development" commissioned by the African Research Network for Urbanization and Habitable Cities. The Conference was structured into four sessions over …

  • 2020 World Cities Day

    WORLD CITIES DAY

     Theme:

    ENHANCING THE VALUE OF NIGERIAN CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

     

     Organized by

    United Nations Information Centre Lagos, Nigeria

    & UN Habitat UN Habitat Nairobi, Kenya

     

     In collaboration with

    Institute of Nigeria-China Development Studies, University of Lagos & Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos

    10.00 AM (WAT)                 …

  • First Annual African Research Network for Urbanization and Habitable Cities Conference

    FIRST ANNUAL AFRICAN RESEARCH NETWORK FOR URBANIZATION AND HABITABLE CITIES CONFERENCE

    27-29 October 2020 (11:00-14:00 WCAT/GMT+1)

    Context

    Urban   infrastructure was identified at the inception workshop of the Network in   September 2019 as a critical concern for most African cities. Furthermore, a   major outcome of the Network's thematic workshop in November 2019 was that   transportation challenges constitute a critical infrastructure gap …

  • Transdisciplinary Research Workshop (27-29 August 2020): Detailed Report

    ARUA CoE for Urbanization and Habitable Cities

     

    Report of the Capacity Building Workshop on Transdisciplinary Research: Rethinking Research in COVID-19 times

     

    The Potential of Transdisciplinary Research to face the Covid-19 Crisis:

     

    Professor Ulli Vilsmaier, Methodology Center and Institute of Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Science. Leuphana University Lüneburg.

     

    Professor Ulli Vilsmaier talked about the Transdisciplinary research, looking …

  • STATEMENT ON WORLD HABITAT DAY 2020 - HOUSING FOR ALL: A BETTER URBAN FUTURE

    STATEMENT ON WORLD HABITAT DAY 2020

    HOUSING FOR ALL: A BETTER URBAN FUTURE

     

    We recognise the pivotal role of housing to the attainment of all the Sustainable Development Goals. The urgency required to achieve these goals are amplified by the recent coronavirus pandemic and endemic threats of poverty and inequality across African cities and regions.

     

    We foreground the following as critical for the achievement of housing and urban development priorities: urban planning policies …

  • Webinar Managing Urbanization Dynamics in Response to COVID-19 in Africa with focus on: Dakar, Ouagadougou, Legon, Ile.ife and Lagos.

    Hi there! This Week on the COVID-19 and African Cities Webinar Series.

    Topic: Managing Urbanization Dynamics in Response to COVID-19 in Africa  with focus on: Dakar, Ouagadougou, Legon, Ile.ife and Lagos.              

    When: Thursday Sep 24, 2020 12:00 PM West Central Africa 

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2qkGAbC7RNedbOhg7w-XKA

    Webinar ID: 898 0860 6196

    Passcode: 834950

    Please …

  • The Political Economy of African Cities and the Realisation of the SDGs

    Thursday, 17th September: CHSD Public Lecture: The Political Economy of African Cities: Imperatives for the Decade.1:00pm to 3:00pm

     The Political Economy of African Cities and the Realisation of the SDGsUrbanisation has been the centre of every modern growth story: no country in the world has ever developed without urbanising. In fact, SDG 11 is the only SDG which, if addressed, will ensure we make substantial progress in achieving all other 16 SDGs as well. This prospect presents …