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Publications from our Professional Learning Network

We are happy to announce the publication of two policy briefs from our Professional Learning Network! These two briefs are situated in Uganda. ‘Planning the city from the bottom up: The case of Kibugambata community in Jinja City… Read More

IHS – Course on Sustainable Urban Management (Scholarships available)

Course dates: 3 January – 25 March 2022 (dates are still subject to change) Scholarship OKP application date: 13 June 2021 Today more people live in cities than ever before. This creates opportunities and challenges which requires experts… Read More

Opening of 2 PhD positions at VUB and KU Leuven in the field of housing and neighborhood studies

Deadline for application: 3rd May 2021 For a new project on ‘Reconceptualizing the right to housing from a personal and neighborhood perspective’ Cosmopolis Centre of Urban Research of Vrije Universiteit Brussel and OSA Urbanism & Architecture of KU… Read More

The Open City Initiative

The Open City Initiative is a new global network of transdisciplinary education, research, and societal partnerships. The focus is on issues related to cities as open frontier spaces that belong to everyone, and urban studies that are widely open to any… Read More

Delft University of Technology | Assistant and Associate Professor of Urban Studies

Deadline: 8 January 2021 The Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has two NEW positions available: Assistant Professor of Urban Studies (part time/full time) and an Associate Professor of Urban Studies (part time/full time) The successful… Read More

ITC | Vacancy Assistant Professor Spatial and Land Economics

ITC University of Twente: Vacancy Assistant Professor Spatial and Land Economics Deadline: 8th January 2021 ITC University of Twente is looking for an assistant professor in Spatial and Land Economics. Within the ITC’s mission, the claims for sufficient and… Read More

University of Manchester | Blog: Overcrowding, not density, makes cities more vulnerable to Covid-19

Recently published blog by Professor Diana Mitlin, CEO of the African Cities Research Consortium Covid-19 has brought a new realization to many governments and development agencies: investment in towns and cities is essential. People need to live in… Read More

Springer | Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides

New article by Roanne van Voorst in Urban Forum – “Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides”. AbstractThis paper traces the interplay of spatially, socially and legally juxtaposed differences between different groups of Indonesia’s… Read More

University of Antwerp | Doctoral Scholarship Urbanisation, Poverty and Inequality in Africa

Deadline for application: 26 August 2020 The University of Antwerp’s recently founded Antwerp Interdisciplinary Platform for Research into Inequality (AIPRIL) seeks to advance our understanding of how socioeconomic inequalities are changing, what is driving such trends and what,… Read More

ITC University of Twente | From Closed to Claimed Spaces for Participation: Contestation in Urban Redevelopment Induced-Displacements and Resettlement in Kigali, Rwanda

Newly published article by Alice Nikuze, Richard Sliuzas and Johannes Flacke (ITC University of Twente) – “From Closed to Claimed Spaces for Participation: Contestation in Urban Redevelopment Induced-Displacements and Resettlement in Kigali, Rwanda” Abstract In many cities and… Read More