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Christina Culwick Fatti

Senior researcher, urban sustainability transitions, environmental governance and resilience, Gauteng City-Region Observatory

Christina's research extends across a range of disciplines, including environmental sustainability, urban form and development, social justice, and quality of life. She has a particular interest in collaborative knowledge creation and the role of research in informing policy and governance practices. Christina Culwick joined GCRO as a researcher in 2013 after completing her MSc in Geography. She completed both undergraduate (BSc Geography & Maths) and postgraduate studies (BScHons & MSc Geography) at Wits University, and she is currently a PhD candidate in Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Cape Town. Christina’s PhD project focuses on the boundary between environmental sustainability and social justice in low-income housing developments in Gauteng.

Beyond her academic research, Christina holds a postgraduate teaching diploma from UNISA and she worked as an SABC broadcasting meteorologist for 6years. Her climbing and travelling help to sustain her love for Joburg, where she grew up and now lives with her husband.


  • –present
    Researcher, urban sustainability transitions, resilience and environmental governance, University of the Witwatersrand