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Director, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development; Associate Professor

Director of School of Environment, Enterprise and Development


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bfrayne@uwaterloo.ca

519-888-4567 x38479

EV3 4251

 
 

Bruce is Director and Associate Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development. He is an Urban Planner and Geographer, and teaches in the International Development program. His research interests fall within the broad ambit of sustainable cities, and encompass the three related areas of human migration, urbanization and food security. Bruce’s regional focus is Sub-Saharan Africa and China.

Degrees

Ph.D. Geography, Queen's University
M.C.R.P. Planning, University of Cape Town
B.A. Geography and Sociology, University of Natal

Current courses taught

International Development (INDEV) 

  • INDEV 100: Introduction to International Development
  • INDEV 604: Sustainable Cities
  • INDEV 617: Development Practice Field Course

Current research

  • Hungry Cities Partnership: Informality, inclusive growth and food security in cities of the Global South SSHRC and IDRC International Partnerships for Sustainable Societies Grant)
  • African Food Security Urban Network (AFSUN)
  • Consuming Urban Poverty 2 (CUP2): Secondary Urbanization, Food Security and Governance in Africa (SSHRC Insight Grant)
  • Check out MovingonEmpty on Facebook, an innovative initiative exploring the nexus between migration, urbanization and food security in the Global South 

Relevant publications

Refereed Books

Frayne, B., J. Crush and C. McCordic (eds.). 2018. Food and Nutrition Security in Southern African Cities. Routledge, London. 256p.

Frayne, B., C. Moser and G. Ziervogel (eds.). 2012. Climate Change, Assets and Food Security in Southern African Cities. Earthscan, London. 206p.

Crush, J. and B. Frayne (eds.). 2010. Surviving on the Move: Migration, Poverty and Development in Southern Africa. Idasa Publishing and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Cape Town. 242p.

Refereed Journal Articles (since 2010)

Crush, J., B. Frayne and C. McCordic. 2017. Urban Agriculture and Urban Food Insecurity in Maseru, Lesotho. Journal of Food Security. 5(2), 33-42.

McCordic, C. and B. Frayne. 2017. Household vulnerability to food price increases: The 2008 crisis in urban Southern Africa. Geographic Research. doi: 10.1111/1745-5871.12222. 14pg.

Frayne, B. and C. McCordic. 2015. Planning for food secure cities: Measuring the influence of infrastructure and income on household food security in Southern African cities. Geoforum. 65 (12), 1-11.

Frayne, B., C. McCordic and H. Shilomboleni. 2014. Assessing Contributions of Urban Agriculture to Household Food Security in Southern African Cities. Urban Forum. 25 (2): 177-198.

Frayne. B., J. Crush, M. McLachlan. 2014.Urbanization, Nutrition and Development in Southern African Cities. Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food. 6(1): 101-112.

Crush, J., B. Frayne and W. Pendleton. 2012. The Crisis of Food Insecurity in Southern African Cities. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 7: 271–292.

Crush, J. and B. Frayne. 2011. Supermarket Expansion and the Informal Food Economy in Southern African Cities: Implications for Urban Food Security. Journal of Southern African Studies. December, 37(4): 781-807.

Crush, J. and B. Frayne. 2011. Urban Food Insecurity and the New International Food Security Agenda. Development Southern Africa. 28(4): 527-544.

Crush, J., S. Drimie, B. Frayne and M. Ceasar. 2011. The HIV and Urban Food Security Nexus in Africa. Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food. 3(3): 347-362.

Frayne, B. 2010. Pathways of Food: Migration and Food Security in Southern African Cities. International Development Planning Review. 32(3-4): 291-310.

Published Research Reports (since 2009)

Resetselemang, L., J. Crush, B. Frayne, C. Mccordic, T. Matobo, T. E. Makoa, M. Mphale, M. Phaila and M. Letsie. 2015. The State of Poverty and Food Insecurity in Maseru, Lesotho. Series No. 21. African Urban Food Security Network (AFSUN), Idasa Publishing, Cape Town. 71p.

Ziervogel, G. and B. Frayne. 2011. Climate Change and Food Security in Southern African Cities. Urban Food Security Series No.8. African Urban Food Security Network (AFSUN), Idasa Publishing, Cape Town. 27p.

Crush, J., B. Frayne and M. McLachlan. 2011. Rapid Urbanization and the Nutrition Transition in Southern Africa. Urban Food Security Series No.7. African Urban Food Security Network (AFSUN), Idasa Publishing, Cape Town. 46p.

Crush, J., B. Frayne, S. Drimie and M. Ceasar. 2011. The HIV and Urban Food Security Nexus. Urban Food Security Series No.5. African Urban Food Security Network (AFSUN), Idasa Publishing, Cape Town. 36p.

Crush, J. and B. Frayne. 2010. Pathways to Insecurity: Urban Food Supply and Access in Southern African Cities. Urban Food Security Series No.3. African Urban Food Security Network (AFSUN), Idasa Publishing, Cape Town. 46p.

Frayne, B. and W. Pendleton. 2010. The State of Urban Food Insecurity in Southern Africa. Urban Food Security Series No. 2. African Urban Food Security Network (AFSUN), Idasa Publishing, Cape Town.  54p. (with contributions from Crush, J., Acquah, B., Battersby-Lennard, J., Bras, E., Chiweza, A., Dlamini, T., Fincham, R., Kroll, F., Leduka, C.,  Mosha, A., Mulenga, C., Mvula, P., Pomuti, A., Raimundo, I., Rudolph, M., Ruysenaar, S., Simelane, N., Tevera, D., Tsoka, M., Tawodzera, G. and Zanamwe, L.)

Crush, J. and B. Frayne. 2009. The Invisible Crisis: Urban Food Security in Southern Africa. Urban Food Security Series No.1. African Urban Food Security Network (AFSUN), Idasa Publishing, Cape Town. 42p.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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