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Dr Cecil Madell

Cecil Madell


  • Senior Lecturer



  • 021 650 4855


  • PhD. UCT. (2012)
  • Master of Science in Local Economic Development (MSc LED). University of Glasgow. (2005)
  • Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP). University of Cape Town. (1989)
  • Bachelor of Arts. Hons. (Geography). University of the Western Cape. (1987)

Professional Affiliations:

  • South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN)
  • South African Planning Institute (SAPI)
  • South African Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation (SABTACO)

Undergraduate Teaching:    

  • CON1021F (Property and Planning I)

Postgraduate Teaching:    

  • CON4045F (Housing Markets, Policy and Practice)
  • Postgraduate supervision

Research Interests:    

  • Spatial transformation and urban renewal.
  • Inclusionary housing.
  • Local economic development and property development
  • Social justice, right to the city, urban inequality, marginalisation and informality.
  • Economic growth and development: inclusion and transformation.
  • Urbanisation and urban growth management.