11.00 AM to 11:45 AM (CEST)

Experiences and Lessons from the Global South

The event provides an experience sharing platform on Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) – important socio-economic policy, ensuring equitable distribution of resources to the most vulnerable. This event is meant for public and private sector officials, urban planning and affordable housing professionals and civil society organisations. The event showcases examples from India and South Africa, focusing on: the instrumental role of Global South in mainstreaming inclusionary housing through spatial planning; key issues of convergence and divergence; and, key opportunities and challenges in operationalizing.

MAIN CONVENOR: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH



Aparna Das Das | Senior Advisor, GIZ, India

Aparna is an urban planner with 20 years of experience in urban governance focusing on housing and spatial planning issues. She has worked extensively on urbanization aspects in the Global South and explored efficient distribution of economic resources for achieving spatial justice in urban areas.


Dr. Saswata Bandyopadhyay | Project Director, Centre of Urban Planning and Policy, CEPT Research and Developemnt Foundation and Professor at the Faculty of Planning, CEPT University, Ahemdabad, India

Saswata Bandyopadhyay has over 25 years of experience in the Urban Development sector in South Asia with a focus on Climate Resilient and Sustainable Urban Development, Inclusive, Green and Affordable Built environment in cities. 

Michael Hathorn | Spatial Planner, Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Planning, South Africa

Michael Hathorn is a spatial planner and member of the project team working on the Western Cape Inclusionary Housing Policy Framework. His work is focused on reducing spatial inequality in South Africa through policy that is informed by robust qualitative and quantitative inputs.  

Williard Matiashe | Urban and Land Specialist, Developent Action Group, Cape Town, South Africa

Willard is an urban land specialist with expert knowledge on land use planning policy and practice. He draws on his interdisciplinary background and experience to tackle tough challenges faced by cities and these include resource scarcity and the impact of land use regulatory practice on society. 

Prof. Dr. Sejal Patel | Professor and Program Chair, Master of Urban Planning, CEPT University, Ahemdabad , India

Sejal Patel is Dean, CSP, Head, CEPT International Office and Chair, Master of Urban Housing Program. She has engaged in academics, professional practice and research in areas of housing policy and projects, urban planning and legislations, urban regeneration and gentrification policies, and participatory urban governance.

Dr. Ninik Suhartini | Urban Infrastructure Planning, ITB Bandung, Indonesia