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Dr. C. Chavunduka

Chairperson & Senior Lecturer

Dr. C. Chavunduka

PhD, MBA, MSc, BA Honours, MZIRUP, MRTPI Indicate the awarding institutions

Research Interests; Urban land policy and management, Land reform and rural development, Urban management and governance, Decentralization and local government, Planning ideology, legislation, and institutions

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Chavunduka, C. and Bromley, D. W. 2010. “Beyond the crisis in Zimbabwe: Sorting out the land question,” Development Southern Africa, 27 (3), 363 - 79
  4. Chavunduka, C. and Bromley, D. W. 2011. “Climate, Carbon, Civil War, and Flexible Boundaries: Sudan’s contested landscape,” Land Use Policy, 28, 907 – 16
  5. 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.
  6. 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, 285 – 300.
  7. 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.

Mr Samson R. Murowe


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)
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


Mr. B. Dube

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

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Cell:  +263 772 354 765



  1. Dube B. (2017). Evolution of the Regionalism Debate and its Implications for Spatial Development Planning and Management in Zimbabwe. ZAMBEZIA XXXXIII. Vol. 43, No. i 2016. pp 83-105’. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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


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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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

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