We are pleased to welcome Zubeida Lowton, our latest doctoral researcher and recipient of a prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship Award.

Zubeida is researching sustainability, liveability and resilience in the City of Johannesburg, South Africa. The project will investigate the impact of planning and the spatial transformation that the City of Johannesburg has undergone in the past 91 years, and aims to provide a social sustainability and liveability framework that can address spatial fragmentation and promote denser city living.

Zubeida holds a Bachelor of Technology in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Johannesburg an MA in International Planning and Sustainable Development from the University of Westminster. She was awarded the full Chevening Scholarship to undertake her Master’s and the full Commonwealth Scholarship Award for her doctoral research.

She is a registered Professional Planner with the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) and has over 5 years of experience in town planning, research, development planning, spatial planning and project management.

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