Dr Gilbert Siame

The promise of emerging concepts in urban co-production engagements in the Global South

Funding period: 1 February 2021 – 1 August 2021
Type of funding: International Fellowship

Dr Gilbert Siame is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Zambia (UNZA). He holds both a masters and PhD in city and regional planning from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Dr Siame co-founded and directs the Centre for Urban Research and Planning at UNZA where he also convenes the MSc in Spatial Planning. Dr Siame is a visiting lecturer at the Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (CUBES) at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa). He is a member of the Board of Directors of Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities – Network (EPIC-N).

Dr Siame investigates the complex state-society relations in co-production engagements in the cities of the global South. He has published widely on various aspects of urban co-production, urban informality, urban integrity, and climate and cities. Dr Siame has been a PI and Co-PI on various international research projects and a lead consultant and advisor on various urban projects in Africa.

As a USF International Fellow, Dr Siame will spend six months working at the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, University of Cape Town, under the mentorship of Professor Vanessa Watson.

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