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Dr Jeffrey McCarthy known as Jeff


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Ph.D. (Ohio State University)


Jeff McCarthy is an urban geographer who has also worked a great deal in the fields of urban and regional planning.


Professor and Honorary Professor at several SA universities and Visiting Professor in USA until 2003; Senior Consultant inter alia at Centre for Development and Enterprise and with The Planning Initiative until 2016, whilst also doing MTRPC lectures, and supervising Doctoral students in town and regional planning.


Landscape studies and community Development studies for Intermediate and Senior Undergraduates, Urban Geography for Senior Undergraduates, Masters and Doctoral supervision.


He is author of some fifty peer -reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books and published research monographs. His co-authored book Urban Reconstruction in the Developing World (Heinemann) won the best book of the year (Gerd Allers) prize of the International Society of City and Regional Planners in 2005.

Areas of Expertise

Urban geographical analysis and planning

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