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On this website, you will find the work that I have been doing for more than 10 years now; researching urbanisation and the transformation of cities across Africa.



/ ‏‏‎ ‎Fintech in cities

Urban design draws together the many strands of place-making, environmental stewardship, social equity and economic viability into the creation of places with distinct beauty and identity.


/ ‏‏‎ Platform urbanism

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/ ‏‏‎ Smart cities

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/ ‏‏‎ ‎Urban economy

Hub embraces holistic development and support for employees the aim of being a first-choice employer our sectors. Since the 1980s, as the complexity of buildings began to increase, the field of architecture became


Over the years, I have balanced various roles with the overall aim of creating shaping communities that are more livable.


I’ve been studying cities for more than 10 years now. Along the way, I’ve balanced various roles: as a researcher, writer, advisor and speaker. I’ve directed and been involved in several initiatives across the African continent that seek to transform cities towards sustainability, prosperity and inclusion. Through the years; working with research institutions, governments, communities, local and international organizations has equipped me with valuable experience on the urbanisation processes across Africa. I have had the privilege to publish findings from most of my research work in various formats which have contributed to better understanding of urban development in the global south, collectively termed “Southern urbanism.”

2024 - 2028

Doctoral Researcher

African Centre for Cities

2019 - 2023

Senior Researcher

Glensburg Cities Institute

2017 - 2019


Glensburg Cities Institute


- Vision


In my work on transformation of cities, I am driven by three values that inspire me work towards creating communities that are more livable across Africa.

My life's work on urban development is focused on ensuring the current planning and design co-exist harmoniously with the environment.

As cities are engines for economic growth, I believe unlocking the economic potential of cities improve livelihoods of communities.

I believe in shared prosperity, by developing cities that cater for needs of all people in the community.

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I would love to hear from you regarding feedback on my work, possible collaboration or consultancy on urban transformation. Please get in touch!

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Tel: +27 82 817 7175

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African Centre for Cities University of Cape Town Rondebosch, Cape Town South Africa, 7701

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