Philip Harrison


Prof Philip Harrison holds the DST-NRF South African Research Chair in Spatial Analysis and City Planning funded by the National Research Foundation and hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand. He also served as a member of the National Planning Commission in the Office of the President in a non-executive and part-time role from 2010 to 2015. Previously, Prof. Harrison was Executive Director in Development Planning and Urban Management at the City of Johannesburg for 4 years from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that, he held a number of academic positions at the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Natal, including Professor and Chair of Urban and Regional Planning at Wits from 2001 to 2006. He has published widely internationally in the field of urban planning and urban development with his most recent publication a jointly edited book entitled Changing Space, Changing City: Johannesburg After Apartheid (Wits Press)