Archimedes Muzenda

Senior Research Associate

OFFICE:

Johannesburg, South Africa

Email:

amuzenda@africaurban.org

Phone:

+27 11 083 9248

BIOGRAPHY

Archimedes is a senior research associate at the African Urban Institute a position after his Machel-Mandela Fellowship at The Brenthurst Foundation. Previously, he worked as a research associate at the Institute where he covered topics on urban transport, land use economics, urban infrastructure financing, municipal budgeting, and new towns development in East and Southern Africa. In this role he also profiled case studies for the African Urban Development Case Studies Initiative and edited the Institute’s quarterly magazine. Archimedes also  worked as an analyst for Speyside Group’s EMEA region during his postgraduate studies in Budapest.  Upon finishing his undergraduate studies, he joined the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) as an intern. In this role, he researched on Regional Economic Communities in Africa, engineering capacity of African economies, and strategies for domestic resource mobilisation for the Foundation. Outside his professional experience, Archimedes has taken part in various research projects as a researcher, research assistant, and data analyst. Some which include, UNDP’s Local Government Capacity needs assessment in Zimbabwe and WWF’s Global Food Supply Chain Sustainability project. He has contributed to academic journals, book chapters, and has spoken at various conferences on topics ranging from urban development, governance, to regional integration in Sub-Saharan Africa. Archimedes holds a BSc in Regional and Urban Planning from University of Zimbabwe and a Master of Public Administration from Central European University, Budapest.

PUBLICATIONS

BRIEFING PAPERS, DISCUSSION PAPERS, REPORTS, BOOKS, MANUALS & GUIDES

EXPERTISE

  • Land use Planning
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Redevelopment
  • Mixed-use Planning
  • Urban Environmental Planning
  • New Towns Development

PROJECTS & PROGRAMMES

  • African Urban Case Studies Initiative
  • Urban Mobility in Africa Project
  • The Urban Renewal Initiative

EXPERIENCE

  • Machel-Mandela Fellow- The Brenthurst Foundation
  • Research Associate, African Urban Institute
  • Consultant, WWF Sustainable Food for All Project
  • Analyst, Speyside Group
  • Intern, African Capacity Building Foundation

EDUCATION

  • Master of Public Administration (Central European University)
  • BSc Regional and Urban Planning (University of Zimbabwe)

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