School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Lovemore Chipungu

Lovemore Chipungu

Associate Professor

Contact Number 031-260-3801

Campus Howard College Campus

Office Address Shepstone 8th floor, No. 849

Last Updated 3 years ago

Degrees Held

  • PhD (UKZN), MSc (UZ), BScHons (UZ).


  • Dr Chipungu has served in different institutions as a practitioner, researcher and lecturer where he held different portfolios. This has equipped him with town planning experience, research in various capacities and exposure to the academic environment as a lecturer and leader in various portfolios.

Areas of Research

  • Urban Housing and policy
  • Urban low-income housing
  • Urban planning and development
  • Land management and development


  • Housing Theory and Practice
  • Housing Theory and Policy
  • Layout and Subdivision


  • Golden Key Society – Honorary Member awarded in recognition of teaching excellence (2014).
  • Research Grant, UKZN, 2012.
  • Best paper award, Malaysia, 2011
  • Graduate Scholarship Award: University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (2007).
  • Research Fellow: Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden (2005).
  • Visiting Fellow: Cardiff University, UK (1998).

Professional Affiliation

  • Corporate member of the South African Planning Institute.
  • Member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Regional and Urban Planners.
  • Academic Member of Architecture & Engineering Research Unit, Greece.

Recent Projects

  • Land – a missing link in self-help housing initiatives: A comparative study of Harare and Durban.


  • Currently supervising Masters students (in Town Planning and Housing).

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