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Dr Graham Tipple has over 40 years-experience in housing and urban development issues in developing countries at national and city level. He spent seven years working in Africa (Zambia and Ghana). Trained as a Town Planner, until 2010 he was Reader in Housing Policy and Development at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has published over a hundred papers on urban policy in Africa and the developing world in general. He is joint editor with Ken Willis of “Housing the poor in the developing world: methods of analysis, case studies and policy”, London: Routledge (1991), author of “Extending themselves: user-initiated transformation of government-built housing in developing countries”, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press (2000) and co-author with Suzanne Speak of “The Hidden Millions: homelessness in developing countries (Routledge (2009). He wrote the reports which resulted in UNCHS/ILO (1995) “Shelter provision and employment generation” and UNCHS (2000) “Strategies to combat homelessness”. He was part of the authors’ team for the Global Report on Human Settlements 2005 and lead author on the UNHabitat/Ministry of Municipalities “State of Iraq Cities Report 2006/2007”. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, UN-Habitat, ILO, EU, DFID, CSIR (South Africa) and UK companies.

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