Prof. Philip Harrison is the South African Research Chair in Development Planning and Modelling hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. Prior to this he was the Executive Director: Development Planning and Urban Management in the City of Johannesburg. He has also lectured at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he holds a doctoral degree. He has authored and co-authored books in the fields of urban planning, development and tourism. Currently his research relates to changing city form in the Global South.
Prof. Harrison holds a Bachelor of Social Science, an MTRP as well as a PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has published a number of books through the South African Spearhead Press and UCT Press.