The world is urbanising rapidly. The achievement of developmental and environmental targets will hinge, to a large extent, on the manner in which the forces of urbanisation are both managed and channelled. 

The ways in which cities are governed, and the laws and regulations that underpin such governance, are central determinants of urban liveability, sustainability, resilience and inclusiveness. 

Yet there is a dearth of knowledge on urban law, the interaction between  law and urban space, and the legal structuring of urban governance, functional governmental authority and accountability.

I am a legal and policy researcher based at a highly-regarded university in Johannesburg, South Africa. I research, evaluate and work towards improving urban laws, policies and governance structures, drawing on research experience in fields of urban theory, constitutional law, human rights law, public interest law, public health law and private law.