Paul Currie

PhD candidate
Supervisors: Prof Josephine Musango

Field of research

• Urban Metabolism
• African Urbanisation
• System Dynamics Modelling


Growing up between New York and Johannesburg, Paul has a significant obsession with cities. Paul delved into evolutionary biology at Stony Brook University (NY) before returning to South Africa to do his MPhil in Sustainable Development at Stellenbosch University. He has a fascination with people and places, an interest he has been able to cultivate as a volunteer in Brazil, a student in Ghana, a traveler in India, a researcher in Nairobi, and a trekker in Nepal. His academic disciplinary pairing alongside his fascination with the dynamism of urban systems has led Paul to the CST to delve into resource flows, resource efficiency and resource equity in African cities.