Dr. Charles Chavunduka
Ph.D. in Development from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
Land policy and management
Decentralisation and local government
Faculty: Engineering And The Built Environment
Department: Rural and Urban Planning
Research Category: Rural and Urban Planning
Charles Chavunduka is a senior lecturer in the Department of Rural and Urban Planning, University of Zimbabwe. Currently he is the Chairman of the Department of Rural and Urban Planning. Dr. Chavunduka is a holder of the following qualifications: PhD in Development Planning (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and, Masters in Business Administration, MSc Regional and Urban Planning, and BSc (Hons.) Geography, all from the University of Zimbabwe. He is a corporate member of both the Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners (ZIRUP) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). After working with the Department of Physical Planning, Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; Dr. Chavunduka worked with several international organisations, and was appointed senior lecturer in the Department of Rural and Urban Planning, University of Zimbabwe in 2017. His research interests are land policy and management, land reform and rural development, decentralization and local government.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
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. Chavunduka, C. and Bromley, D. W. 2011. “Climate, Carbon, Civil War, and Flexible Boundaries: Sudan’s contested landscape,” Land Use Policy, 28, 907 – 16.
6. Chavunduka, C. and Bromley, D. W. 2010. “Beyond the crisis in Zimbabwe: Sorting out the land question,” Development Southern Africa, 27 (3), 363 – 79.
7. 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.
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Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners, Royal Town Planning Institute
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