As a post-graduate, Lodene Willemse researched the extent and impact of land cover changes in Franschhoek and taking a class-differentiated approach to community/neighbourhood park use in Cape Town. The recommendations made in her Master’s degree have been utilised by the City Parks Department to improve their service delivery. She worked as a student assistant for the Geography and African Languages (IsiXhosa) Departments, which involved teaching students, assisting students with GIS practical demonstrations and marking assignments of various Geography subjects. She worked as a GIS and urban/human geography (research) intern at the CSIR in 2009. She joined CRUISE in 2010.
- Urban form and function,
- Sustainable urban development,
- Urban liveability and quality of life,
- Open space systems in urban areas and,
- the application of statistics in the field of Urban and Regional Science.
- MA in Geography and Environmental Studies – University of Stellenbosch, 2010
- BA Honours in Geographic Information Systems (Human Geography) (Cum Laude) – University of Stellenbosch, 2008
- BA in Humanities (Cum Laude) – University of Stellenbosch, 2007
Willemse L. 2011. Opportunities and constraints facing informal street traders: Evidence from four South African cities. Town and Regional Planning 59: 7–15.
Willemse L. and Donaldson R. 2012. Community neighbourhood park (CNP) use in Cape Town’s townships. Urban Forum 23: 221–231.