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Marie Huchzermeyer

Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand

Prof Marie Huchzermeyer is a professor in the School of Architecture & Planning at Wits University and the current Director of the Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (CUBES) in the School. Her research has spanned Brazil, South Africa, Kenya and other African countries. She has explored questions of policy and rights as they relate to informal settlements, private rental housing or tenements and housing more widely. Her current research is on the right to the city and the right to development and their implications for policy, planning and institutional arrangements in a context of inequality and the prevalence of what has come to be known as informality.


  • –present
    Professor, School of Architecture and Planning , University of the Witwatersrand

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Professor, School of Architecture and Planning
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation