Susan Parnell , University of Cape Town, South Africa

Susan Parnell

Susan Parnell is Professor of Urban Geography and co-founder of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. She has held previous academic positions at Wits University and the School of Oriental and African Studies as well as visiting research fellowships from LSE, Oxford, Durham and the British Academy. She was a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at UCL and Emeka Anyaoku Visiting Chair, University of London.  She is currently Visiting Professor at LSE. Recent co-authored and edited books including Building a Capable State; The Urban Planet; Climate at a City Scale, A Routledge Handbook of Cities of the Global South and Africa’s Urban Revolution and she has published over 100 peer reviewed papers. Beyond the academy, Sue is an urban specialist who has been directly involved in NGOs and applied research and policy processes. She is currently engaged in issues relating to National Urban Polices and the 2030 Agenda.

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