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Welcome to IAPS 2017 Symposium

This Symposium celebrates the great achievement of reuniting over 80 international scholars from 16 countries in Dar es Salaam. The Institute of Human Settlement Studies (IHSS) has created a buzz at Ardhi University and it’s all about fostering academic advancement and enabling scientific literacy across the continent.

At IAPS 2017 we have an opportunity to showcase what we do as scientists and practitioners and how we understand and explain the complexity of cities. We will take a particular look at the implications of global environmental changes for the management of land, we will address vulnerability and risk communication and we will draw lessons from different responses globally.

This symposium is therefore the perfect platform for mutual learning and exchange. IAPS 2017 offers 12 highly interesting thematic sessions. Our hope is to create a space to engage your knowledge and practical experience for taking more decisive steps towards strengthening our scientific knowledge and creating changes toward sustainability.

Karibuni Dar es Salaam, you will be taken by this city, there is something unique about Dar, It’s Tanzania’s most prominent hub in art, media, music and has a long and fascinating history of trading. Dar es Salaam means Harbor of Peace and is home to a diverse community of African Tanzanians, Arabic and Asian people.

We are grateful to all of you who made this Symposium possible. Our gratitude goes to the IAPS Association, the IAPS Steering Committee, the Ardhi University, our International Scientific Committee, our excellent Keynote Speakers, our enthusiastic IAPS support team and many others who made contributions in cash and in kind.
We wish you stimulating discussions and an inspiring and productive time together!


Book Launch on Urban Heritage in Dar es Salaam

Organizers: TU-Berlin, DARCH, in collaboration with Ardhi University

Location: DARCH, Old Boma corner Sokoine Dr & Morogoro Road
Dar es Salaam

Date: 27 September 2017 – 20:00

Don’t miss the IAPS 2017 evening event in the City Centre!

The book will be launched on 27 September 2017 in the Dar es Salam Centre for Architectural Heritage (DARCH) which is an renovated old Boma and recently re-opened in June this year. DARCH serves as a clear evidence that heritage conservation is possible and understanding heritage as an asset is a key driver and catalyst for economic and social growth.

The book Launch will present the results of research work undertaken at the Habitat Unit in Berlin and Ardhi University in Dar es Salaam on urban heritage and narratives. Transportation will be provided from White Sands to DARCH and back to the hotel. The bus leaves White Sands parking lot at 19:00 hrs and returns to White Sands at 22:00 hrs. Contact IAPS Support Staff, Jacquiline Lyino

DARCH offers exciting walking tours. For more information contact:

Aida Mulokozi
Chief Executive Officer

IAPS 2017 Teaser Video

IAPS 2017 teaser video

IAPS 2017 Symposium will be truly international!

IAPS abstracts map

IAPS abstracts map

The IAPS 2017 scientific committee has accepted over 90 abstracts from 26 different countries. The Symposium will be attended by a wide range of top international scholars with a good turnout of African participants representing Tanzania, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia, as well as several Asian, European, North American and Australian potential attendees.

Registration open here!

IAPS 2017 – The symposium venue is confirmed

The venue for the upcoming IAPS 2017 Symposium will be the White Sands Hotel. This beach front hotel is located in the Mbezi Beach area and offers spacious and flexible function halls as well as break-away rooms. Attendees are encouraged to stay at the hotel to take full advantage of its facilities (WiFi, swimming pool, restaurants, gym, and Spa) and professional services.

For more information visit the hotel website: http://www.hotelwhitesands.com/

Early bird registration open now

The early bird registration period is open until 30 April 2017. Please take advantage of the reduced price ($300 USD for researchers, $190 USD for students).

This price includes 3-day access to an exciting symposium, the full symposium programme, a book of abstracts, coffee breaks, lunch every day as well as the symposium dinner (with entertainment and transport to the venue).

The online registration form can be found here.

Extended Full Paper submission deadline

Due to numerous requests, the IAPS 2017 Symposium scientific committee has decided to extend the full paper submission deadline. The new deadline is 31 May 2017.

Submission guidelines can be found here.

Goal Accomplished!

Around 100 individual abstracts were submitted to IAPS 2017. We are grateful and excited about the response coming from submitters all over the world. We have received abstracts from over 18 countries! Most of them are in English, a few are in French and all 7 themes are covered.

The review process begins now. We will get back to all submitters by the 31 January 2017.

Thank You! Asante Sana!