Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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Latest Bartlett Review article: Tackling Africa’s urban sanitation taboo
A large percentage of women and girls in African cities rely on public toilets in transport hubs and markets, or on communal toilets in the neighbourhoods where they live. The OVERDUE project, led by DPU’s Professor Adriana Allen is helping to understand and address long-term sanitation injustices across African cities. Read the article to learn more.

Prof. Adriana Allen ends her mandate as President of the Habitat International Coalition
DPU’s Prof. Allen concludes her tenure as President of the Habitat International Coalition (HIC) after four years of impactful work in defence of human rights related to habitat and the right to the city.

DPU awarded £2.25 million for project on Climate Resilience in East Africa
Dr Jordana Ramalho and Dr Pascale Hofmann from The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) alongside Prof. Priti Parikh and Dr Margarita Garfias Royo from The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC) have been awarded £2.25 million by UKRI.

Prof. Haim Yacobi awarded The Bartlett Public Policy Support Fund
Prof. Haim Yacobi has received The Bartlett Public Policy Support Fund for the project ‘Modernist Architecture in Marrakech: Transforming Modernist Heritage Public Policy’.

The Bartlett Doctoral Informality Network publishes new book
Prof. Colin Marx from The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) has co-edited the book ‘Urban informality and the built environment’.

Prof. Michael Walls and Prof. Julio D Davila participate at the Silk Cities International Conference
Director of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU), Prof Michael Walls and former Director Prof Julio D Dávila participated at The Fourth Silk Cities International Conference, founded by DPU alumna Dr Farnaz Arefian.