Shuaib is  Chair of spatial planning for urban resilience. Shuaib has over 2 decades experience in higher education and research while at Makerere University in Uganda. He is the founding coordinator of the Urban Action Research Lab investigating urban transitions and resilience in global south cities. His research focuses intractable urban development challenges for actionable, scalable, innovative, and equitable solutions related to climate change adaptation and resilience in global south cities. His research on informality in global south has contributed to evidence of co-produced knowledge for urban systems transition and transformation. He has published widely in international journals including Nature, Nature Sustainability, Nature Climate Change, World Development and Global Environmental Change. He was a Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC WGIII AR6 for the Urban Systems chapter, a Lead Author for the IPCC Special report on Land and Climate Change and Lead Author of the IPCC WGII AR5 report on Human settlements and Spatial Planning.


  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Metropolitan Area
    • Climate
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    • Uganda
    • Infrastructure
    • Climate Change
    • Goal
  • Social Sciences

    • Urban Areas


Ancillary activities

  • International Institute of Social SciencesTeaching and research
  • UNDRRAdvisory Role
  • International Institue of Social SciencesTeaching, research and adminstration
  • Univeraity of Manchesterresearch
  • SpringerAssociate Editor


Mapping the consumer foodshed of the Kampala city region shows the importance of urban agriculture, Article 11. Hemerijckx, L. M., Nakyagaba, G. N., Sseviiri, H., Janusz, K., Eichinger, M., Lwasa, S., May, J., Verburg, P. H. & Van Rompaey, A. new insights in climate science 2023, Article e19, 1-58. Bustamante, M., Roy, J., Ospina, D., Achakulwisut, P., Aggarwal, A., Bastos, A., Broadgate, W., Canadell, J. g., Carr, E. r., Chen, D., Cleugh, H. a., Ebi, K. l., Edwards, C., Farbotko, C., Fernández-Martínez, M., Frölicher, T. l., Fuss, S., Geden, O., Gruber, N., … Raymond, C. heterogeneous sanitation configurations: How off-grid technologies work and are reworked by urban residents, 364-371. Nakyagaba, G. N., Lawhon, M. & Lwasa, S.
Unlocking the potential for transformative climate adaptation in citiesIn The Sustainable Urban Development Reader (pp. 86-90). Taylor & Francis. Chu, E., Brown, A., Michael, K., Du, J., Lwasa, S. & Mahendra, A. perspectives on climate change research, 1078-1084. Al-Zu’bi, M., Dejene, S. W., Hounkpè, J., Kupika, O. L., Lwasa, S., Mbenge, M., Mwongera, C., Ouedraogo, N. S. & Touré, N. D. E. global biodiversity goals by 2050 requires urgent and integrated actions, 597-603. Leadley, P., Gonzalez, A., Obura, D., Krug, C. B., Londoño-Murcia, M. C., Millette, K. L., Radulovici, A., Rankovic, A., Shannon, L. J., Archer, E., Armah, F. A., Bax, N., Chaudhari, K., Costello, M. J., Dávalos, L. M., Roque, F. d. O., DeClerck, F., Dee, L. E., Essl, F., … Woodley, S. accessibility of different socioeconomic groups in sub-Saharan African cities: a mixed-method analysis in Kampala, Uganda, 677-694. Hemerijckx, L. M., Janusz, K., Van Emelen, S., Tumwesigye, S., Davis, J., Lwasa, S. & Van Rompaey, A. gas emissions from global cities under SSP/RCP scenarios, 1990 to 2100, Article 102478. Gurney, K. R., Kılkış, Ş., Seto, K. C., Lwasa, S., Moran, D., Riahi, K., Keller, M., Rayner, P. & Luqman, M. value in a heterogeneous solid waste configuration in Kampala, 59-80. Sseviiri, H., Lwasa, S., Lawhon, M., Ernstson, H. & Twinomuhangi, R.

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