Dear N-aerus Members and Friends,

today we would like to raise your attention to the following items:

• 13 May 2016 N-aerus/Cities Alliance cooperation sharing findings at the European Commision Lunchtime Conference 'Our Future in Cities' in Brussels.

• “Neighbourhood Development in the Global South- Conference” TRIALOG and University of Kassel, June 16-17, 2016 

• Mozambique Urban Research Forum 2016, June 07-08 in Maputo


13 May 2016 - European Commission hosts N-aerus/Cities Alliance Cooperation for Lunchtime Conference 'Our Future in Cities'

“Our Future in Cities: Views for a New Urban Agenda“

The N-aerus Network and the Cities Alliance would like to draw your attention to European Researchers from the N-Aerus network sharing recent research findings and recommendations on Housing & Planning, Governance and Informality in rapidly urbanising cities in the run-up to Habitat III:


Information and web-streaming can be accessed here:

Friday, May 13, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (CEST) at the External Cooperation InfoPoint - Rue de la Loi 43-45, 1049 Bruxelles, Belgium



Paolo Ciccarelli / Head of Unit – DEVCO C5 – Infrastructure, Water and Cities


- Viviana d’ Auria / Assistant Professor, KU Leuven

- Peter Gotsch / Associate Professor, TU-Darmstadt

- Luisa Moretto / Associate Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles

- Anja Nelle / Senior Researcher, Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS)

- Anna Mazzolini / PhD candidate, Università IUAV di Venezia

Commentators and facilitator

William Cobbett / Director, Cities Alliance

Virginie Rachmuhl / Urban Programme Officer, GRET, France

Rene Peter Hohmann / Sr Urban Specialist, Cities Alliance



TRIALOG Annual Conference at the University of Kassel:

'Neighbourhood Development in the Global South' 16-17 June 2016

The Department of Urban Regeneration and Planning of the University of Kassel and the working group on urban regeneration at German-speaking institutes of higher learning cordially invite to their annual conference on urban regeneration, organized in cooperation with TRIALOG, the Association for Scientific Research into Planning and Building in the Developing World:

“Neighbourhood Development in the Global South”
June 16-17, 2016 at University of Kassel

The UN Millennium Development Project could not prevent that today more people than ever have to live without adequate access to water; to sanitation; in houses of poor structural quality; with overcrowding; and insecure residential status. Especially in Africa, the slogan 'cities without slums' often served as justification of 'slum clearance' rather than improving the lives of the inhabitants of informal or deteriorating settlements. In the run-up to the 2016 Habitat III conference, TRIALOG and Jahrbuch Stadterneuerung propose to reflect on policies and practices of neighbourhood development in the Global South that hold the promise to provide growing urban populations with safe and healthy living conditions without jeopardizing the natural resources required by future generations. Both long-time observers and young researchers will contribute to the analysis and interpretation of state-led and community-driven strategies of urban regeneration and neighbourhood development.

The conference will be bilingual, with some sessions held in German and some in English.
Further information and an up-dated programme will soon be posted at http://www.uni-kassel.de/go/neighbourhood_development

For free conference registration before June 06, please use the following link: http://www.uni-kassel.de/fb06/fachgebiete/stadt-und-regionalplanung/stadterneuerung-stadtumbau/veranstaltungen/quartiersentwicklung-im-globalen-sueden/anmeldung-registration.html

Prof. Dr. Uwe Altrock
Department of Urban Regeneration and Planning
University of Kassel


Mozambique Urban Research Forum 2016, June 07-08 in Maputo 

 The inaugural Mozambique Urban Research Forum 2016, organized by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is going to kick of the Urbanization debate in Mozambique focusing on the following four areas:

Panel 1: Expansion and compactness of cities: factors and patterns of the urban form
Panel 2: Governance and planning: practices and instruments that influence urbanization
Panel 3: Access to urban land: formal and informal practices and urban stakeholders that
influence the expansion and compactness of cities
Panel 4: Socio-economic and environmental impacts of urban growth

Further Information can be acquired here: CFP.urban.mozambique@gmail.com



N-aerus Coordination Team

Cecilia Cabrera, Alexandra Linden and Enrico Michelutti


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