Prof. Innocent Chirisa
D.Phil in Rural and Urban Planning (UZ), MSc (Rural & Urban Planning, UZ); BSc (Rural & Urban Planning Honours, UZ); Post-Grad Diploma (Land Management Informal Settlements Regularisation, IHS, The Netherlands)
Housing, Urban and Peri- Development, Environmental Systems and Planning
Faculty: Social Studies
Department: Rural and Urban Planning
Research Category: Rural and Urban Planning
Phone: +263 773 964 334
1. Chirisa, I. & P. Kwaira (eds.). (2017). Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio Economic Transformation: Critical Perspectives and Debates in Public Policy. University of Zimbabwe Publications: Harare, Zimbabwe.
2. Chirisa I & Matamanda AR. (2017). â€˜Holism and Systems Thinking for the Planning of Sustainable Human Settlements in Zimbabweâ€™, in AG Nhema (ed.), Zimbabwe: The Search for Sustainable Development Paradigms, Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications, pp.72-93.
3. Chirisa I, E Bandauko, G Mandisvika, A Maphosa & L Mukarwi (2017). â€˜Whose City Is It Anyway? Limits of City Branding in Harare amidst the Storm of Economic Hardships in Zimbabweâ€™. City Branding Campaigns and Methods for Promoting Tourist Destinations, IGI Global: Pennsylvania, USA.
4. Chirisa, I. Bandauko, E. & Kwangwama, N. A. (2017). â€˜Putting the â€˜Third Approachâ€™ in perspective in the planning for Infrastructure and Utilities in the Context of ZIMASSETâ€™. In I. Chirisa & P. Kwaira (Eds), Zimbabwe Agenda for sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation: Critical Perspectives and Debates in Public Policy. Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications. pp. 46-58.
5. Paradza, P. and Chirisa, I. (2017). Housing Cooperative Associations in Zimbabwe: A Case Study of Current Housing Consortium in Budiriro, Harare. Journal of Public Policy in Africa, 4(2), 159-175.
6. Chirisa, I. (2017). Touts and the Control of Facilities in â€˜Bleedingâ€™ Harare: A Theoretical Explanation of the Dynamics of Corruption in an African City. Social Change, 47(2) 264â€“280
7. Chirisa I and Matamanda A R. (2017). â€˜Holism and Systems Thinking for the Planning of Sustainable Human Settlements in Zimbabweâ€™, in AG. Nhema (ed.), Zimbabwe: The Search for Sustainable Development paradigms, Harare, University of Zimbabwe Publications (pp.72-93).
8. Chirisa I, E Mazhindu & E Bandauko (eds.) (2016). Peri-Urban Developments and Processes in Africa with Special Reference to Zimbabwe, Springer International Publishers: Amsterdam
9. Chirisa I (ed.) (2013). Contemporary Rural and Urban Issues in Zimbabwe: Implications for Policy and Planning, Academica Press: London.
10. Javangwe G and I Chirisa (eds.) (2013). Navigating the Contours of African Childhood Experiences: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Academica Press: London (ISBN: 978-1936320592)
11. Mapira J and I Chirisa (eds.) (2012). Urbanization in Zimbabwe: Selected Cities. Carolivia Herron and EpicCenter Stories: Washington DC.
Edited Book Chapters
1. Chirisa I, E Bandauko, G Mandisvika, A Maphosa & L Mukarwi (2016). Whose City Is It Anyway?: Limits of City Branding in Harare amidst the Storm of Economic Hardships in Zimbabwe. Ch. N/A: City Branding Campaigns and Methods for Promoting Tourist Destinations, IGI Global: Pennsylvania.
2. Chirisa I, A Maphosa, L Zanamwe, E Bandauko & Liaison Mukarwi (2016), Past, Present and Future Population Growth and Urban Management in Zimbabwe: Putting Institutions in Perspective. Ch. 4: Population Growth and Rapid Urbanization in the Developing World, IGI Global: Pennsylvania.
3. Chirisa I, E Bandauko & S.T Kawadza (2015). Science Communication as a Tool for Advancing the Environmental Education on Climate Change: Can Africa do it better? Ch. 5: Wilson Lynn and Carolyn Stevenson (eds.) Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education, IGI Global: Pennsylvania (pp.94-107).
4. Chirisa I & E Bandauko (2015). Civil society advocacy and environmental migration in Zimbabwe A case study in public policy. Chapter 13 in Rosenow-Williams K and F Gemenne (eds.) Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Migration (pp179-197) ), Routledge: New York.
5. Chirisa I, E Bandauko & G Chikowore (2014). Urban Land Development in Africa. Chapter 9 in: Mararike C (ed.) Land: An Asset for Economic Empowerment In Africa: A Human Factor Perspective, University of Zimbabwe Publications: Harare (pp127-149)
6. Chikowore G, I Chirisa, H Annergarn, T Makonese, C Ito, V Mabika & S Ruturi (2014). Agro-forestry Resources Management, Transformation and Challenges in Southern Africa Africa: The Case of Post-land Resettlement in Zimbabwe, 2000-2013. Chapter 15 in: Mararike C (ed.). Land: An Asset for Economic Empowerment In Africa: A Human Factor Perspective, University of Zimbabwe Publications: Harare (pp232-249)
7. Kawadza ST & I Chirisa (2013). Locating the Sine Qua Non of Good Urban Governance to Harareâ€™s Economic Development. Chapter 3 in Babu M Ganesh, G. Vani and N. Panchanatham (eds.). Connoisseur strategies for Global business Management (Trends and Techniques), Archers and Elevators Publishing House, Bangalore.
8. Chirisa I (2013). Collaborative Community Library Planning and Economic Crisis - The Case of Harare, Zimbabwe. Chapter 14 in Dudley M (ed). Public Libraries and Resilient Cities: Creating Sustainable and Equitable Places. American Library Association: Chicago: pp147-156
9. Chirisa I (2013). Social Protection amid Increasing Instability in Zimbabwe: Scope, Institutions and Policy Options. Chapter 6 in S. Devereux, M. Getu (eds). Informal and Formal Social Protection Systems in sub-Saharan Africa, OSSREA and Fountain Publishers.
10. Chirisa I (2012). Chapter 8: â€˜Social Capital Dynamics in Post-colonial Harare Urbanscapeâ€™. Lewandowski Joseph D. & Gregory W. Streich (eds.), Urban Social Capital: Civil Society and City Life. Ashgate
1. Chirisa I and A.R Matamanda (2016). Addressing Urban Poverty in Africa in the Post-2015 Period. Perspectives for Adequate and Sustainable Housing. Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning, 7(1): 79-87.
2. Chirisa I, E Bandauko, A Matamanda & G Mandisvika (2016). Decentralized domestic wastewater systems in developing countries: the case study of Harare (Zimbabwe): Applied Water Science, DOI 10.1007/s13201-016-0377-4
3. Chirisa I, E Bandauko, E Mazhindu, NA Kwangwama & G Chikowore (2016). Building Resilient Infrastructure in the Face of Climate Change in African Cities: Scope, Potentiality and Challenges. Development Southern Africa, 33(1): 113-127.
4. Matovu, G, I. Chirisa & A Matamanda (2015). Local government and governance in Anglophone and Lusophone Africa and its relevance on the EU Agenda: Continuity with Change. Journal of Public Policy in Africa, 3(1):20-36.
5. Chirisa I, SO Dirwai & A Matamanda (2015) A review on the systems approach for solving the complexity of the environmental problematique of cities in Africa. Future Cities and Environment, 1(1):1-11.
6. Mabaso A, MD Shekede, I Chirisa, L Zanamwe, I Gwitira and E Bandauko (2015). Urban Physical Development and Master Planning in Zimbabwe: An Assessment of Conformance in the City of Mutare. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 4(1 & 2): 72-88.
7. Mandisvika G, I Chirisa & E Bandauko (2015). Post-Harvest Issues: Rethinking Technology for Value-Addition in Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Zimbabwe. Advances in Food Technology and Nutritional Sciences. Open Journal, 1(1): 29-37.
8. Chirisa I, E Bandauko & M Gaza (2015). Transport and the environment: a critical review for Africa. Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment,1078489 DOI:10.1080/10042857.2015.1078489)
9. Chirisa I (2015). The Informal Striving to Formalize Operations for Survival: The Example of Two Women Housing Cooperatives in Harare, Zimbabwe. Journal of Womenâ€™s Entrepreneurship and Education (JWE), number 1-2: 105-122.
10. Chirisa I, E Bandauko & N Mutsindikwa (2015). Distributive Politics at Play in Harare, Zimbabwe: Case for Housing Cooperatives. Bandung: Journal of the Global South, 2: 1-13.
11. Chirisa I & E Bandauko (2015). African Cities and the Water-Food-Climate-Energy Nexus: an Agenda for Sustainability and Resilience at a Local Level. Urban Forum, 26(4), 391-404.
12. Chirisa I, L Nyamadzawo, E Bandauko & N Mutsindikwa (2015). The 2008/2009 Cholera Outbreak in Harare, Zimbabwe: Case of Failure in Urban Environmental Health and Planning. Review on Environmental Health, 30(2): 117â€“124.
13. Chirisa, I. Bandauko, E. and Kawadza, S. (2014). Infrastructure, Indigenisation and the Black Economic Empowerment Policy in Zimbabwe: rethinking the role of the State. Journal for Development & Leadership 3(2):53-61.
14. Chirisa I and E Bandauko (2014) Debating the Inconsistencies between Constitutional Provisions on Decentralisation and Citizen Participation Realities in Zimbabwe. Journal of Governance & Development 10(2): 1 â€“ 18.
15. Chirisa I, M Gaza & E Bandauko (2014). Housing Cooperatives and the Politics of Local Organization and Representation in Peri-Urban Harare, Zimbabwe. African Studies Quarterly 15(1): 37-53.
16. Chirisa I and A Matamanda (2014). Ecological Planning as an Inner-City Revitalisation Agenda for Harare, Zimbabwe. City, Territory and Architecture 2014:1-13.
17. Chirisa I and E Bandauko (2014). Land and Space Utilisation in Cities: Reflections on and Implications of Spatial Democratisation and Governance in Harare. Zimbabwe Journal of Political Economy 1(1): 56-68
18. Chirisa I, S Kawadza and A Muzenda (2014). Unexplored Elasticity of Planning and Good Governance in Harare, Zimbabwe. International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development 2(4): 19-29
19. Chirisa, I (2014). Linking Time Use to Implementation of Spatial Plans: What Explains the Dysfunctional Urban Landscapes in Zimbabwe? Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning 5(1): 49-60.
20. Chirisa I, ST Kawadza and E Bandauko (2014). Answering to the domesticability of exotic options and strategies in managing Africa's urban landscapes for sustainability beyond 2015. SpringerPlus 01/2014; 3:241.
21. Chirisa I (2012). Peri-urbanisation and Sustainability in Zimbabwe: Putting Spatial Planning to Task. Zambezia 39(1): 1-24.
22. Chirisa, I (2014). The Role of the Informal Sector in African Regional Integration: Scope and Limits. Insight on Africa 6(1): 131-144.
23. Chirisa I, B Muchenje & S Kawadza (2014).
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