Updates on the latest planning events in South Africa

52nd ISOCARP Congress 2016

The theme "Cities we Have vs. Cities we Need" is conceived as a catalyst to foster trans-disciplinary ways to interpret the past and conceive the future of cities. This requires a reflection on current practice of planning and the making of cities and for the generation of different ways in which the cities we need are created. It calls for sharing of knowledge and practice about cities as well as innovative ways in which desirable cities of the future are created. The theme provides an opportunity to work toward collaborative solutions for the challenges faced by the cities we have in order to create the cities we need in future.

12 - 16 September 2016, Durban

ERLN Conference 2016: Economic Development for Employment: Sub-national Strategies

The Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC) and the Economies of Regions Learning Network (ERLN), in partnership with the University of Johannesburg, will be hosting a conference with the theme of Economic Development for Employment: Sub-national Strategies. The conference aims to contribute to evidence-based policy making and development planning around employment creation at the sub-national level. Its goal is to bring together research and practices on South African and international experiences and approaches to sub-national development that will contribute to economic development and employment; and to share that knowledge and information amongst policy makers, practitioners and academics. Read more

14 - 15 November 2016, Gauteng

ICSDDC 2017: 19th International Conference on Sustainable Development in Developing Countries

The ICSDDC 2017: 19th International Conference on Sustainable Development in Developing Countries aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sustainable Development in Developing Countries. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Sustainable Development in Developing Countries.

12 - 13 January 2017, Durban

United Nations World Data Forum

The first UN World Data Forum will be hosted by Statistics South Africa , with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    It will be an opportunity for data and statistics experts from around the world to:

  • Join together in this unique event with governments, businesses, civil society and the scientific and academic communities.
  • Explore innovative ways to apply data and statistics to measure global progress and inform evidence-based policy decisions on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Contribute to important discussions, data labs and interactive platforms aimed at improving the use of data for sustainable development.
  • Launch new initiatives and solutions that will deliver better data for all.
    • 15 to 18 January 2017, Cape Town

WSF 2017 — The 6th World Sustainability Forum

An international scientific conference sponsored by the journal Sustainability under the patronage of the University of Basel, University of the Western Cape, University of Cape Town and the National Research Foundation of the Republic of South Africa.

27 - 28 January 2017, Cape Town

28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

Statistics South Africa, on behalf of the Republic of South Africa, will host the 28th International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) in Cape Town, South Africa at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC)

The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern. The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena.

The Conference will include invited plenary debates and panel discussions on population and sustainable development issues as well as over 240 scientific sessions featuring the results of recent research from around the globe. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labour force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa

29 October- 4 Novemeber 2017, Capetown

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