Perceptions of Secure Life Space

Socio-spatial Change of Informal Households in Urban Zimbabwe

Kathryn Ewing



The research is based on hearingand discovering the reality from the urban poor themselves. The exploration follows the life stories of 8 families during 2001 to 2003 in socio-spatial detail, within two highly contested settlements in Hatcliffe, on the northern periphery of Harare, Zimbabwe.


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Kathryn Ewing, Ph.D. studied her postgraduate degree in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Glasgow (Mackintosh School of Architecture); and her undergraduate Architectural degrees at the University of Cape Town.