Dr Zubeida Lowton
- Tutor in Social and Urban Policy (Urban Studies)
I am a Tutor in Public Policy and Research Methods based in Urban Studies. I have a National Diploma and Bachelor of Technology in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Johannesburg and a MA in International Planning and Sustainable Development from the University of Westminster. I recently completed my PhD in Urban Studies which focused specifically on the present socio-spatial transformations in South African cities and how public space users perceive these transformations considering the apartheid legacy.
Prior to undertaking my PhD in the UK, I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa where I was employed as a professional planner at a private consultancy for over 5 years. I specialised in spatial planning frameworks, urban design, project management and tender preparation. I am registered as a Professional Planner with the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN).
- Social and Spatial Transformations
- African cities
- Social Sustainability
- Micro-level User Experience
- Urban Development
- Evidence, Evaluation and Policy (URBAN5083)
- Governance and Markets (URBAN5085)
- Understanding Public Policy (URBAN5093)
- Researching Public Policy
I was awarded first place for the South African Cities Network Young Planners and Designers Competition 2020: Planning for the Future of our Cities.