Kupanga ni Kuchagua

Staff Profile

Mr. Gasper Kabendela - Assistant Lecturer

Area of Expertise

Urban and Regional Planning/ Urban Management and Development/ Spatial Capacity Building

Work Experience

Gasper Kabendela works as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Planning of the Institute of Rural Development. He has 10+ years of experience of working as a Town planner in Iringa Municipal Council, Kongwa District Council and Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development.   

Professional Skills

  • Physical development control
  • Detailed and general land use planning
  • Knowledge and skills of working with professional software such as ArcGIS, QGIS and Arc View and tools such as Google Earth and picking physical coordinates with hand held and differential GPS.
  • Experienced in the use of statistical package such as STATA
  • Participatory planning
  • Participatory rural appraisal
  • Village land use planning
  • Land use conflicts management
  • Infrastructure planning and Management

Research and academic Interests

My main research and academic interests are in participatory planning, grounded theory, urban development, land use planning, redevelopment plans, community engagement, capacity building, land use conflicts management, digital communication technologies, geospatial technologies, local governance, power relations, conurbation, urban competitiveness, and resilience.


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