Gilbert Siame holds a PhD and a MSc. in city and regional planning from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Dr. Siame is the convener of the MSc in Spatial Planning programme in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Zambia where he is also a co-founder and current Director of the Centre for Urban Research and Planning (CURP). Dr. Siame’s research interests and projects include among others urban informality, urban sustainability, urban governance, planning education, transdisciplinary research methods, and the interface of planning theory and practice in the global South. He is the founding coordinator of EPIC Africa.