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Dr C. Chavhunduka

Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (Development) (University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA); Master of Business Administration (UZ); Master of Science in Regional and Urban Planning (UZ); Bachelor of Arts Honours (Geography) UZ; Certificate in Regional Development Planning (United Nations Centre for Regional Development, Nairobi, Kenya); Certificate in Development Planning (University College London)

Research interests: Urban management and governance; Urban land policy and management; Decentralisation and local government

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Professional Affiliations

  • Corporate Member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners
  • Corporate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute


  • Development Planning
  1. Jacobs, H. and Chavunduka, C. 2003. “Devolution for land administration in Zimbabwe: Opportunities and challenges, In: Michael Roth and Francis Gonese (eds.) Delivering land and securing livelihoods: Post – independence land reform and resettlement in Zimbabwe, Harare, CASS & LTC, p. 285 - 300
  2. Chavunduka, C. and Bromley, D. W. 2010. “Beyond the crisis in Zimbabwe: Sorting out the land question,” Development Southern Africa, 27 (3), 363 - 79
  3. Chavunduka, C. and Bromley, D. W. 2011. “Climate, Carbon, Civil War, and Flexible Boundaries: Sudan’s contested landscape,” Land Use Policy, 28, 907 – 16
  4. Chavunduka, C. and Bromley, D. W. 2013. “Considering the multiple purposes of land in Zimbabwe’s economic recovery,” Land Use Policy, 30 (10), 670 – 76.
  5. Mpofu, I. and Chavunduka, C. M. 2019.  “Parameters of Land-Use Densification in Urban Zimbabwe: Lessons from Harare City,” In: I. Chirisa (ed.), The Sustainability Ethic in the Management of the Physical, Infrastructural and Natural Resources of Zimbabwe, Bamenda: Cameroon, Langaa RPCIG, 151 – 180.
  6. Kwangwama, N. A., and Chavunduka, C. M. 2018. “The scope and prospects for communicative planning in Zimbabwe: A review,” In: I. Chirisa (ed.), Fundamentals of Planning and Real Estate Studies: A Primer for Zimbabwe, Harare, University of Zimbabwe Publications, 499 – 524.
  7. Chavunduka, C., and Zimunya, W. 2018. Land readjustment: The missing link in urban Zimbabwe, African Journal of Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences, Issue No. 2, 1 – 17.
  8. Chavunduka, C. 2018. Land patronage and static urban boundaries in Zimbabwe: Implications for land tenure security, African Journal of Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences, Special Issue, 107 – 118.
  9. Chavunduka, C. 2020. The Use of Land Value Capture Instruments for Financing Urban Infrastructure in Zimbabwe, In: Walter Timo de Vries, John Tiah Bugri, Fatima Mandhu (eds),  Responsible and Smart Land Management Interventions: An African Context, London, Taylor & Francis Group, 221-230.
  10. Chigudu, A. and Chavunduka, C., 2021. The Tale of Two Capital Cities: the Effects of Urbanization and Spatial Planning Heritage in Zimbabwe and Zambia, Urban Forum, 32 (1), 33 – 47.
  11. Manjeya, E., Chirisa, I., and Chavunduka, C. 2020. Spatial Justice and the Design of Future Cities in the Developing World, The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Urban and Regional Futures.
  12. Chavunduka, C. 2020. Land Policy, Investment and Production as Ingredients to Agrarian Transformation: The Zimbabwe Experience, African Journal of Land Policy and Geospatial Sciences, 3(3), 80 – 90.
  13. Chavunduka, C., Chikuku, K., and Chivenge, M. 2021. Stocktaking Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment in Africa, In R. Home (ed.) Land Issues for Urban Governance in Sub – Saharan Africa, Springer.

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