Liza Rose Cirolia


Liza Rose Cirolia is a researcher at the African Centre for Cities. Her work is largely focused on the social, political, technical and institutional dimensions of urban infrastructure, decentralization, and human settlements in African cities.

Liza Rose has worked extensively on housing and land in South African cities. She has conducted in-depth research and policy development on the Emergency Housing Programme and temporary relocation areas, the Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme and the Gap Market, township residential market development, and the upgrading of informal settlements. In 2018, working with the Western Cape government, she co-wrote a guiding document for the Western Cape government entitled, ‘The Living Cape: A Human Settlements Framework’.

Cape Town