Contributions from Research and Academia

Call for papers, panel discussions and round tables

This part of the conference is divided in a number of tracks that address specific issues.

  1. New and old experiences in African architecture and building technology
  2. Planned urbanisation in Africa: New cities, towns, and urban extensions
  3. Land issues, urban governance and management in African Cities and Communities
  4. Governance and participation for sustainable, fair and inclusive urban development
  5. Informal Urbanisation: How is Africa is addressing its slums
  6. Housing provision systems and management in Africa
  7. Sustainable building materials and building practices in Africa
  8. Construction management, regulations and enforcement in Africa
  9. Methods and theories for reading and understanding African cities

 

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

Abstract must be 500 words long and must contain the number and title of the track to which the abstract is being submitted, a problem statement, research question, short theoretical framework and a summary of findings. Please send your abstract to African Perspectives Conference AfricanPerspectives-BK@tudelft.nluntil 2nd NOVEMBER 2018, mentioning AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ABSTRACT in the subject line

OPEN CALL for PANELS

Independent panels are meant to complement and enrich the tracks proposed by the conference conveners and therefore should address issues that are not covered in the proposed tracks. Academics are invited to submit a 500 word text describing the topic of the panel and a draft list of 4 to 5 participants who could contribute to this panel. Each panel convenor will be responsible for selecting relevant contributions to the panel in the form of academic papers.  Panels must be open to the public. Conveners must ensure there is ample time for discussion. A panel typically lasts one hour.

Panel descriptions must be 500  words long and must contain a problem statement, research question, short theoretical framework. Please send your panel proposal to African Perspectives Conference AfricanPerspectives-BK@tudelft.nluntil 1stSeptember 2018, mentioning AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES PANELS in the subject line.

CALL FOR ROUND TABLES

Round tables are convened by academics who wish to discuss a specific issue without necessarily having to submit abstracts or papers. The round table convener is invited to prepare a 7 minute statement that will be read out or freely communicated for discussion with guests and the public. Round table conveners must ensure two or three discussants are prepared to discuss the initial statement and must ensure that the public is involved in the discussion. Round tables will last typically one hour.

Round table descriptions must be 500 words long and must contain a problem statement, research question, short theoretical framework. Please send your round table proposal to African Perspectives Conference AfricanPerspectives-BK@tudelft.nluntil 2nd NOVEMBER 2018, mentioning AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES ROUND TABLES in the subject line.

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

Book presentations are similar to round tables, but the topic revolves around a published book or a book project. Conveners are invited to submit a 500-word description of the session. Conveners must be able to deliver a short presentation about the book and are encouraged to invite 2 or 3 respondents. Sessions must be open to the public. There must be ample time for discussion.

Book presentation descriptions must be 500 words long and must contain a short description of the book under discussion, including if possible the research question the book addresses. Please send your round book presentation proposal to African Perspectives Conference AfricanPerspectives-BK@tudelft.nluntil 2nd NOVEMBER 2018, mentioning AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES BOOK DISCUSSION in the subject line.