SLURC and ASF-UK launch 8-month 'Area Action Plan' project,
Njala University and University College London, in partnership with the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre (SLURC), are holding a 6-day course entitled ‘Development and Planning in African Cities’. It will take place in Freetown between 11 th -16 th of June, 2018. It will be taught by staff from University College London and Njala University and will involve both classwork and field trips to case study sites within the city.
The course will include:
- An introduction to urban planning in African cities, using analytical lenses including spatial justice and social diversity, and challenging existing myths surrounding the topic .
- Governance and urban planning at different scales, including how ‘bottom-up’ organisation
- influences planning Urban land including urban land markets, the diversity of tenure systems, and taxation of land
- Urban informality across different sectors, and understanding of the limitations of the
- formal/informal dichotomy
- Urban risk and vulnerability, its impact on health, and the effects of a changing climate
- Infrastructure and its influence on the well-being of residents
Applications are open now. Please download an application form here. They are also available from our Facebook page, Twitter, and in person at our office, located at 63 Brook Street, Freetown. When completed, please send the application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org, or deliver them in person to the SLURC office. The deadline for completed applications is May 25th, 2018.
Please click this link to download an application form