Habitat III: Invitation to e-discussion at Urban Dialogues

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Habitat III: Invitation to e-discussion at Urban Dialogues

We would like to inform you that the Habitat III Urban Dialogues started yesterday (6 July 2015) on its new website at www.habitat3.org. The Urban Dialogues hosts a series of e-discussions over the course of the preparatory process of Habitat III with the aim of having all voices heard and bringing together emerging thinking in the elaboration of the New Urban Agenda.

WTPD Online Conference (4-6 November 2015) - Call for Abstrac

Professional planners and allied professionals around the world will mark World Town
Planning Day 2015 with an international online conference on:
Housing Regeneration: Strengthening Communities
The role of citizen-led interventions related to community empowerment and delivering of
affordable housing in the regeneration of existent urban contexts: small scale, tactical
community – led and bottom up demand oriented development as catalysts of change
In a context where urbanisation and economic inequity economic disparities are increasing

ERLN call for papers

The Government Technical Advisory Centre and the Economies of Regions Learning Network in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand’s Development Studies Programme will be hosting a conference with the theme of Economic Development at the sub-national level.
Individuals wishing to contribute papers are invited to submit their title and abstracts of up to 500 words for the attention of Dr Kate Philip, at TIPS via email to: erln@tips.org.za


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