Kupanga ni Kuchagua

Staff Profile

Ms. Resian W. Kanyatila - Assistant Lecturer

Area of Expertise

Urban and Regional Planner

Work Experience

Resian Kanyatila works as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Environmental Planning. She is an Urban and Regional Planner with 7+ years of experience as a researcher, trainer and consultant in the field of Urban and Regional Development Planning and Management. She is also a member of SPRING International Association of Development Planners (SIADP) with a head office in Dortmund, Germany, a member of Alumni of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) under the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany and a fully Registered Member of Tanzania Town Planner’s Registration Board.

Professional Skills

  • Wide knowledge and skills in the use of professional software such as MapInfo, AutoCAD for Urban Design Land use and Institutional Master Planning for Standards Formulation, Neighborhood Planning, Regularization and Organization of Infrastructure Spaces
  • Wide knowledge and skills in the use of professional software such as  MapInfo, Java OpenStreetMap (JOSM) and tools such as Google Earth for Preparation of National Land Use Plans, Land Use Master Plans, Village Land Use Plans , Zonal/ Joint  Management Plans, Regional Development Plans and Land Use and Land Cover Change Analysis
  • Wide knowledge and skills in executing Strategic Urban Development Planning, Institutional and Community Capacity Building and Carrying out Socio-Economic Studies for Communities Development
  • Wide knowledge and skills in executing Natural Resource Mapping, Assessment and Management at various levels and Preparation of Ecological Plans
  •  Wide knowledge and skills in executing Land Use Conflict Resolution and Management at various levels
  • Knowledgeable in Designing Data Collection Platforms using most current technologies such as OpenDataKit (ODK) and Kobo Tool Box and Google forms
  • Experienced in the Use and Applications of Statistical Packages such as SPSS to perform Statistical Analysis
  • Effective in Writing and Presenting  Multifaceted Scientific Research Results in a Clear and Concise manner

Research and academic Interests

The main research and academic interests are in Urban, Rural, and Regional Development Planning, Land Use Planning for Urban and Rural Investment Projects, Resource Mapping, Resource Assessment and Resource Management, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation as a way of assisting and accelerating country’s effort towards Sustainable Development.


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