Geoffrey Payne

Geoff has more than forty years of international experience as a consultant, researcher and teacher in urban development, housing policy, land management, land tenure and project design issues in developing countries. He established GPA in 1995 and has worked on urban housing project design and slum upgrading projects, reviews of regulatory frameworks for urban planning, urban housing sector reviews, assessments of policy options and project evaluation in all regions of the world. A central theme involves building local capacity to stimulate local social and economic development and reduce urban poverty.