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Professional Development

CPD Activities 2020

Courses:

MOOC Development and Planning in African Cities

The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre and Njala University will be launching a new exciting edition of the free online course (MOOC) on Development and Planning in African Cities.

The 4-week course will start on June 22, is open to all and free of charge, and involves about 3 hours of study time per week.

Participant can register for it, find the course trailer and get more information on the Future Learn platform which hosts the course: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/african-cities

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 2, Sub area 2.1

1  point per hour (Evidence = Certificate of attendance / completion or transcript of results)

 

Planetizen Courses

Planetizen offers various courses in the field of urban and regional planning and related fields. SACPLAN CPD points were allocated to a number of these courses. To access these courses please follow the link.

Short Learning Programme: Urban Sustainability Management

Department of Urban and Regional Planning; School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment; Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment University of Johannesburg

Short Learning Programme: Urban Sustainability Management NQF Level 8, 12 Credits 120 Hours – Blended Learning

For more information click on the COURSE POSTER

Date: 20 July – 25 July 2020

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 1, Sub area 1.2

CPD Points – NQF level 8 = Credit value x 5 (Evidence = Certificate of completion or transcript of results)

SALGA Built Environment Winter School 2020 – Developing Municipal Land Use Schemes

SALGA KZN – 03 – 07 August 2020 – Zoom The following areas will be covered during the 5 days:

  • Purpose of Municipal Land Use Schemes
  • How to develop the Land Use Schemes Statement of Intent
  • How to develop Land Use Definitions
  • How to develop Land Use Zones
  • How to select Zones and Prepare a Scheme Map
  • How to develop Land Use Scheme Controls
  • Hot to develop Scheme Maps
  • How to Prepare Policies

For more information please download the INVITATION

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 2, Sub area 2.1

1 point per hour (Evidence = Certificate of attendance / completion or transcript of results)

GIS Applications in Urban and Regional Planning

Department of Urban and Regional Planning; School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment; Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment University of Johannesburg

Short Learning Programme: Online Instructor-Led Course

1- 30 November 2020

For more information click on the COURSE POSTER

Application Deadline: 30 Sep. 2020

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 2, Sub area 2.1

1  point per hour (Evidence = Certificate of attendance / completion)

Guidelines for Improved Land Administration course

School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics – CPD course, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment University of Cape Town

For more information click on the COURSE POSTER

Date: 16 – 20 November 2020

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 2, Sub area 2.1

1  point per hour (Evidence = Certificate of attendance / completion or transcript of results)

Webinars:

WORLD PLANNING DAY WEBINAR

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 6, Sub area 6.5

1  point per hour to a maximum of 20 points (Evidence = Attendance register)

PLANNING PROFESSION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 [The Women’s Perspective]

A Webinar hosted by the SACPLAN WOMEN PLANNERS FORUM

A Webinar on Sustainable Community Planning

Organised by Spatium Environmental Design CC and The Renaissance Network At this interactive Webinar, participants will:

  • Engage with a sustainability perspective on key challenges facing Town and Regional Planners and Practitioners in Built Environments and Human Settlements
  • Explore effective, transformative, and innovative concepts and ideas for sustainable development
  • Enhance understanding of Integrated Development Plans, Spatial Development Frameworks and Land UseManagement Schemes as tools for sustainable community planning

For more information click on the WEBINAR BROCHURE

Date: 30 September 2020

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 6, Sub area 6.5

1  point per hour (Evidence = Certificate of attendance / attendance register)

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 6, Sub area 6.5

1  point per hour (Evidence = Certificate of attendance / attendance register / 500 word summary)

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 6, Sub area 6.5

1  point per hour (Evidence = Certificate of attendance / attendance register)

Become a Tender Expert – 2-day Workshop / Webinar

Specialised Local Content Training – 1-day Workshop / Webinar

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 6, Sub area 6.5

1  point per hour (Evidence = Certificate of attendance / completion)

Conferences:

56th ISOCARP Virtual World Planning Congress

Post-Oil City

Planning for Urban Green Deals

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 6, Sub area 6.5

1  point per hour to a maximum of 20 points (Evidence = Attendance register)

 

PLANNING LAW CONFERENCE 2020

‘Soliciting Solutions’

29 – 30 September 2020

1  point per hour to a maximum of 20 points (Evidence = Attendance register)

SOUTHERN AFRICA CITY STUDIES CONFERENCE

Seminar 31 August – 4 September 2020

We are pleased to present the programme for the 2020 Southern Africa City Studies Conference to be held from 31 August to 4 September. This is a free online conference and we would welcome your attendance at sessions that interest you.

The 2020 conference is the fifth event in this series, following earlier conferences in 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016. These conferences are interdisciplinary forums for urban scholars and are hosted by a network of South African urban research units.

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is a co-host of the 2020 conference, along with the Centre for Urbanism & Built Environment Studies (CUBES) and the NRF Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning, both at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. A key motivation for the GCRO’s involvement was to mark the ten year anniversary since our establishment, and we wanted to do so by contributing to a wide ranging forum of this nature.

As all of us are well aware, the world in which we began planning this conference in 2019 is no longer the world that we inhabit. Until March we were intending for this conference to be a two day event hosted at Wits. When this became an impossible prospect, we were enormously gratified that a large number of researchers were willing to join us in creating an online conference. We also did not, until recently, anticipate having to accommodate the impact of viruses on cities as a major topic. We are therefore grateful that some of the presenters and session organisers will be taking this on, alongside the impressive range of perennial urban studies topics on the programme.

We encourage you to scan the topics below, have a look through the abstract book, and if there are sessions that you would like to attend, please do complete the short registration form whereupon you will be provided with the meeting links.

Full details of paper titles, presenters and abstracts

How to register

SACPLAN CPD

Focus Area 6, Sub area 6.5

1  point per hour to a maximum of 20 points (Evidence = Attendance register)

5th International Conference on ‘Urban e-Planning’

** IJEPR 2020 Conference ** Theme 1: ‘Governance and Planning of Smart Cities’ Theme 2: ‘Citizens E-Participation in Urban Governance’ Date: 6-7 April 2020 Location: Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal Conference Website: https://sites.google.com/view/uep2020-conference/home Important dates (for 2nd CFP):

  • Abstract submission: 20 January 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 January 2020
  • Registration: 1 – 20 February 2020

34th International Geographical Congress

Following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and its current trajectory, it has become clear that it will not be possible to hold the 34th International Geographical Congress in İstanbul in August this year as originally planned. Today (2 April 2020), the Local Organising Committee and the IGU Executive Committee have taken the decision that the IGU Congress in İstanbul is postponed for one year. The Committees are aware that this decision has many consequences, but the very real health risks and the capacity to travel for the Congress participants leave them with no other alternative. The İstanbul congress will now take place from August 16th to 20th 2021. All registration fees received, abstracts accepted, travel grants awarded, and the conference programme already developed for this year will be carried over to 2021. Any delegate who has already paid the registration fee may use that fee to participate in the Congress in August 2021 and, if desired, submit a new paper for the August 2021 Congress. On behalf of the IGU Executive Committee and the Local Organising Committee, they wish to send their thoughts and best wishes to all during these difficult times. They know that the coronavirus is affecting many of us across the world and at times like this it is important that we support each other in every way possible. You may have a number of questions that follow from this decision. In anticipation of these, they are working to provide the answers as soon as possible. Thank you for your ongoing patience as we will need some time to adjust to the new situation. IGC 2020 Congress Chairman, Barbaros Gönençgil on behalf of the Local Organizing Committee IGU President Yukio Himiyama on behalf of the IGU Executive Committee Congress website: http://www.igc2020.org/en/ E-Mail: igu.geogov@gmail.com

Podcasts:

Talking Transformation Podcast

Episode 28

Episode 28: “One Year On” – Reflecting on and celebrating a year of Talking Transformation

Episode 27

“Masterclass!”: Reflections on global approaches to urbanisation and settlement upgrading – Claudio Acioly Jr

Episode 26

“New Arrivals and New Horizons” Insights and reflections from founder of Women in Planning South Africa WiPSA Gugu Ngobese

Episode 25

The Future of Planning (in South Africa) – reflections and aspirations from recent online survey

Episode 24

#PlantheWorldWeNeed – Learning from the Royal Town Planning Institute’s response and value add during the pandemic

Episode 23

Talking ’bout the next generation…2020 SACN Young Planner and Designer Competition’

Episode 22

Incremental Densification – The rise and rise of backyard and micro units in our cities

Episode 21

“The Road to Ficksburg” The B(uilt) E(nvironment) I(ntegration) T(ask) T(eam) journey – reflections on governance and transformation in democratic South Africa

Episode 20

Dignity, Love and Respect

Episode 19

Growing Pains of Integration and Community Building: The Cosmo City Story

Episode 18

The Heart of the Matter [Setting the Scene for “We’ve GOT to talk about Housing”]

Episode 17

“TTPod FutureCast”: Panel discussion – Review of 2019 and what lies in store for 2020 and beyond.

Episode 16

Conversations From Down Under

Episode 15

Whose Line Is It Anyway?”: Dr. Anele Horn – Efficacy of urban edges / growth boundaries in post 1994 South Africa

Episode 14

Blockchains and Housing Ladders

Episode 13

“It’s the [food] economy stupid!”

Episode 12

4IR – Decoding the Jargon and Embracing the Future

Episode 11

The Integration Syndicate: Conversations and provocations designed to confront and…

Episode 10

#money4meerkats: Co-ordinating Complexity and Spatial Priorities

Episode 9

“Trying to stop a tsunami.” Public transport and the role of technology in advancing mobility in cities

Episode 8

“The Original Sin”: Presidential Land Reform Panel Report – Unpacking the origins and findings

Episode 7

“Here to Stay”: Enhancing Informal Settlement – Insight, reflection and lessons learnt from SERIs research

Episode 6

“Here Be Dragons…”: The case for evidence based decision making (and how to go about it)

Episode 5

#DreamingOfWakanda: (A “New” SA City) Noble Aspiration or Pure Folly?

Episode 4

A tour of duty…and of service: Peacemaking and healing in communities affected by trauma and violence

Episode 3

“Pushing the Boundaries” – the remarkable story of Port Elizabeth’s infill housing successes

Episode 2

Revisiting Jozi City’s Corridors of Freedom Initiative “Leveraging value from colours on the map

Episode 1

“The Buffalo in the Room” – Revisiting the National Development Plan (NDP)