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Richard Ahlschlager
Dissertation Title: ‘Developing a Framework for Sustainable Cities’aaa

Lindsay Bush
Email: ambush.urbanism@gmail.com
Dissertation Title:
‘A model for high quality, integrated high-rise urban living: Learning from Durban’s beachfront’

Research interests: Co-creation, the ‘modern family’ and the New Commons, Spatializing South African identity, culture and community, Urban verticality and spatial justice: Mixed-income high density housing, Architecture, fear and joy

Tanya Dayaram
Email: tanya.d365@gmail.com
Dissertation Title: ‘The role of business support interventions in promoting spatial justice: A case study of informal economic development in a residential zone, eThekwini (Ward 68)’

Research interests: Urban everything

Tilmann Feltes
Email: 21451826@dut4life.ac.za
Dissertation Title: ‘Urban Transformation at a local level: The case of Durban’s 100 resilient cities campaigning’

Research interests: Urban Governance, Urbanisation, Resilience and Transformation, Human Geography

Doung JahangeerDissertation Title: ‘Shifting Territories: Towards a methodology for a creative emancipatory approach to place-making, the role of spaza shops in Cornubia, Blackburn, KZN’a

David Jones
Dissertation Title: ‘Pathways to recovery from heroin addiction: An oral history account’

Olabode OgunmakindeDissertation Title: ‘Architectural responses to crime and fear of crime in the built environment: A comparison of Durban and Lagos’

Temitope Olaniran
Email: 21647958@dut4life.ac.za
Dissertation Title: ‘Mixed-income Housing Models as Enhanced Housing Delivery Model in South Africa: A Comparative Focus on Cornubia in Durban and Cosmocity in Johannesburg.’

Research interests: Low-cost Housing, Mixed-income Housing, Mega Human Settlements, Inclusive Cities

Vaughn Sadie
Email: vaughnsadie@gmail.com
Dissertation Title: ‘Dilemmas and solutions for developing an effective management arrangement for community driven public art: An exploration of Cosmo City’a

Research interests: As an artist and researcher, I’m interested in interdisciplinary and participatory practices, and the place of art in a social context. Through site-specific work and participatory practice, I have worked collaboratively with theatre makers, choreographers and researchers on various projects, to develop alternative ways of perceiving and engaging with a city.

Haroon Wadee
Dissertation Title: ‘An ethnography of street level whoonga use: exploring survival strategies, social capital and moral economy’

Masters Students

Ntobeko Mlotshwa
Email: untobekoncube@gmail.com
Dissertation Title: ‘Exploring participatory planning practices for informal street traders in small towns: The case of Ladysmith CBD informal streets traders.’

Research interests: Informal settlements, Rural development, Participatory planning, Informal economy

Nangamso Lisa Mniki
Dissertation Title: ‘The role of gated communities in the integration and transformation of post-apartheid urban spaces: A case of KwaDukuza Municipality’

Sibongiseni Ngubane
Dissertation Title: ‘Critically evaluating the process of “Participation” in the context of Planning – A case study of the Durban back of the port expansion plan’