Davison Muchadenyika

Role/Position: Post Doctoral Researcher

Davison Muchadenyika is a post doctoral researcher at the African Centre for Cities. He is an urban planner with research interests on African cities and Climate Change, Social Movements, Housing, Urban Politics and Governance, and International Development. He has published on these themes in journals such as Cities, Habitat International, Urban Forum, Journal of International Development, Journal of Southern African Studies, and Development Policy Review among others. He is conducting research on Urban Governance, Decision-making and Climate Change in Lusaka, Windhoek and Maputo. This research is part of the Future Resilience of African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL) project.


Recent Publications


Muchadenyika, D. & Williams, J.J (2017). Politics and the practice of planning: The case of Zimbabwean cities. Cities, 63: 33-40.


Muchadenyika, D. (2017). Civil Society, Social Accountability and Service Delivery in Zimbabwe. Development Policy Review, 1-25.


Muchadenyika, D. & Williams, J.J. (2017). Central-local State Contestations and Urban Management in Zimbabwe. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, (Accepted).


Muchadenyika, D., Chakamba, K.M. & Mguni, P. (forthcoming). Informality and Urban Citizenship: Struggles in Harare, Zimbabwe. In: Rocco, R. & van Ballegooijen, J. (eds). Routledge Handbook on informal Urbanisation. Routledge


Muchadenyika, D. (2016). Multi-Donor Trust Funds and Fragile States: Assessing the Aid Effectiveness of the Zimbabwe Multi-Donor Trust Fund. Journal of International Development, 28: 1337-1357


Muchadenyika, D. & Williams, J. J. (2016). Social Change: Urban Governance and Urbanization in Zimbabwe. Urban Forum, 27: 253–274


Muchadenyika, D. (2015). Slum Upgrading and Inclusive Municipal Governance in Harare, Zimbabwe: New Perspectives for the Urban Poor. Habitat International, 48: 1-10.


Muchadenyika, D. (2015). Land for Housing: A Political Resource – Reflections from Zimbabwe’s urban areas. Journal of Southern African Studies, 41 (6): 1-20.


Muchadenyika, D. (2015). Women Struggles and Large-scale Diamond Mining in Marange, Zimbabwe. The Extractive Industries and Society, 2: 714-721.

Muchadenyika, D. (2015). The Inevitable: Devolution in Zimbabwe – From Constitution-making to the future. In: de Visser J., Steytler, N., Powell D., & Durojaye, E (eds). Constitution-Building in Africa. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag and Community Law Centre, pp: 104-134.