1 August 2022

Meet Prince Guma – newest member of the UI team

Dr Prince Guma is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Urban Institute. His current work is on the GlobalCORRIDOR project, led by Dr Jonathan Silver.

Prince Guma

GlobalCORRIDOR is a 5 year project funded by the European Research Council that aims to investigate the role of new infrastructure corridors in shaping the urbanization process and inequality in a series of global regions.

Prince’s work explores the multiple ways through which cities and infrastructure domains are constructed and reconstructed through the diffusion and uptake of new plans, ideas and technologies.

Prior to joining the Urban Institute, Prince worked as Assistant Country Director at the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) in Nairobi. He obtained his PhD from the department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University in 2020. Since 2012, Prince has actively engaged in professional and academic work on the urban informal economy, civic governance and engagement, urban planning and development, public-sector reform and management, e-government, smart urbanism, and infrastructure development and politics. He is also currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the BIEA.

His recent work, situated at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies, Urban Studies and Postcolonial Studies, examines the ways through which cities and infrastructure domains are constructed and reconstructed through the diffusion and uptake of new plans, ideas and technologies. His findings are aimed to provide a menu for new explorations, enhance our understanding of urban possibilities, and add new insights to debates on technology and urbanity in the Global South and beyond.

GLOBALCorridor is part of our Infrastructures in Action research interrogations theme. 

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