Thesis Title: Slum economies: Spatial drivers of economic activity hubs in informal settlements - A case of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
First Supervisor: Professor Alison Brown
Second Supervisor: Dr Peter Mackie
Start Date: January 2014
Completion Date: December 2016
- MSc (Merit) International Planning and Development, Cardiff University (2013)
- BSc (Cum Laude) Geography, University of North Alabama (2012)
- Association of American Geographers
Areas of Research Interest
Sustainable Development, Informal Economy, Developing Countries, Spatial Analysis and GIS Technology.
My research focuses on the spatial drivers of economic activity hubs in informal settlements. The study examines which factors influence the spatial distribution of these informal economic hubs and why they have done so well in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Employing a mixed methods approach, my research aims to help fill the gap in literature which examines the geography of the informal economy.
Proceedings of the 26th International Cartographic Conference, “Exploratory Spatial-Temporal Visualization of Hurricane Impacts on Crime Events in Miami, Florida” (2013).