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Mr Samson R. Murowe

Chairperson & Lecturer


Mr Samson R. Murowe
MSc in Rural and Urban Planning (UZ); Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management (UZ); Bachelor of Science Honours in Economics (UZ)
Key Research Areas:-Project Planning and Management and Housing Studies
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Cell: +263 716 620 174

Mr. A Nyirenda

Teaching Assistant

Mr. A Nyirenda 
Key Research Areas:- Traffic Planning, Public Transport and Transport-Land use Interaction
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Cell: +263 775 682 351

Mr. B. Dube

Lecturer

Mr. B. Dube

Key Research Areas:- Regional Planning, Project Planning and Rural Development

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Cell:  +263 772 354 765

 

Publications

1. Dube, B. (2013). Planning and peri-urban Zimbabwe: lessons from Bulawayo's Rangemore subdivisions. Book Chapter in Chirisa, I. (2013). Contemporary rural and urban issues in Zimbabwe: Implications for policy and planning. Academica Press. USA.
2. Dube, B. (2011). Impact of Labour Migration on Rural Livelihoods: Case of Tsholotsho's Ward Eight, Matabeleland North in Zimbabwe. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Germany.
3. Dube, B and Chirisa, I. (2013). Planning Conflicts at the Border: Interrogating Umguza-Bulawayo Peri-Urban Survival Strategies by Large and Small Plot-Holder Farmers in Zimbabwe. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning. Vol. 6(4), pp. 82-92
4. Chirisa, I, Dumba, S., and Dube, B. (2013). Servicing the Needs of Inflating Population at Growth Points in Zimbabwe? Spatio-Temporal and Economic Considerations. Journal of Sustainable Development Studies. Vol. 4(1), 36-52

Mr. Joel Chaeruka

Lecturer

Mr. Joel Chaeruka

BA, MSc, MPhil (UZ), MZIRUP, MRTPI, Cert, Urban Policy and Management (UC London), Cert. Local and Regional Development (UNCRD)

Key Research Areas:-Urban design and planning law; housing policy and practice

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Publications

1. Assessing regulatory framework bottlenecks for low cost housing in Zimbabwe”, 2009 (this includes land delivery)
2. Wrote: The Final Draft Country Programme Document for UN-HABITAT in Zimbabwe, 2008 to 2011, Harare, 2008
3. Housing policy in Zimbabwe (2009) for “The National Housing Symposium” and “The National Housing Convention”
4. The revitalization of planning education in Africa: The University of Zimbabwe Case –Department of Rural and Urban Planning (2008)
5. Planning Handbook (2005 Revised Edition: Harare: Joel Chaeruka) for The Department of Physical Planning (Min. of Local Government Public Works and Urban Development)
6. Planning Legislation in Zimbabwe: What has gone wrong and how can it be fixed? Kenneth Odero and Joel Chaeruka (UZ). Paper presented at The 7th International Conference on Planning Legislation, Housing and Environment, ICPLAVA VII, Lusaka, Zambia; 7 to 11 Nov 2005.
7. Practitioners Reflections on Participatory Budgeting In Harare, Mutoko and Marondera Workshops/Meetings and Experiences (By Joel Chaeruka and Peter Sigauke), in an MDP Journal
8. Monitoring and evaluation reports/papers: Improving the Urban Environment with Organizations of Poor Women and Men Jan 2005 to June 2008 (2007)
9. Research Methodologies, Research Skills (Interviews, Questionnaires, Observation Methods). Chaeruka Joel. Paper presented at a workshop of the Department of Policy Implementation in the Office of the President and Cabinet; 15 to 17 January 2006, ZIPAM

Mr. Nyasha T. Mutsindikwa

Lecturer 

Mr. Nyasha T. Mutsindikwa

MSc in RUP, UZ; BSc (Hons) Degree in RUP,UZ; Post Graduate Diploma in Urban planning, Institute for Housing and Urban Development(IHS),Netherlands; Certificate in Land and Housing policies, Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement(KRIHS),South Korea; Certificate in Urban planning and Development, Korea Research institute for Human Settlement(KRIHS),South Korea

Key Research Areas:- Urban planning, Housing and Building Construction

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Cell:  +263 773 889 396

 

Publications

Refereed Journals
1. Mutsindikwa N, Ruparanganda W, and Chatiza K (2015) Institutional Perspectives on Low-income Homeownership in Harare, Zambezia, Volume 38, Nos.i/ii2013, Pages 89-106, University of Zimbabwe Publications.
2. Chirisa I,Nyamadzawo L,Bandauko and Mutsindikwa N (2015) The 2008/2009 cholera outbreak in Harare,Zimbabwe:Case of failure in urban environmental health and planning,Environmental Health,30(2)pages 117-124
3. Chirisa I. and Mutsindikwa N.T (2012) Homeownership and urbanization in Zimbabwe: Contradictions and Prospects for a Balanced Tenure Mix, Zambezia, Volume 38, No.i2011, Pages 64-76, University of Zimbabwe Publications.
4. Chirisa I, Mutsindikwa N, Chanza N, Dumba S, Chaonwa M and Bowora J (2013) Technocracy, Rationality and Post-Coloniality in Zimbabwe: Zooming on selected issues in Contemporary rural and urban issues in Zimbabwe: Implications for policy and planning by Innocent Chirisa. Publisher: Academia Press, LLC, Cambridge station, USA.
5. Mutsindikwa N.T (2011) Enhancing research capacity for sustainable urban development policies in Zimbabwe, Global development partnership center, planning and policy report vol.02,pages 102-119, KRIHS.(Award winning Paper)
6. Chirisa I, Bandauko E and Mutsindikwa N.T (2015) Distributive politics at play in Harare, Zimbabwe: case for housing cooperatives, Bandung: Journal of the Global South, a Springer Open Journal.

Non-Refereed Journals
7. Chibuwe P and Mutsindikwa N.T (2012) Integrating the informal Sector in Urban Plans: A case of informal Trade at Sakubva Musika in Mutare, Zimbabwe, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany.

8. Nevhunjere H. and Mutsindikwa N.T (2012) Incremental housing development in Zimbabwe: Case for Hatcliffe Extension, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany.

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