Town and Regional Planning Consultancy Services
Barrie Watson, Town & Regional Planner, offers a full range of town planning services to clients in Namibia and internationally.
Barrie Peter Watson is a qualified professional Town and Regional Planner. He has served as Registrar of the Namibia Council for Town and Regional Planners (a statutory body) since its inception under Government Notice 33 of 1st February 2000 until 2012. He is a founding Member (24 July 1986) and Past President of the Namibian Institute of Town and Regional Planners.
His formal education covers the disciplines of: Planning & Urbanisation, Transport & Business Economics, Management, Economic Development and Traffic & Transportation Planning.
The writer has been working in the town planning field since 1971. He has held the top management position for town planning in Windhoek from 1979 to retirement in 2008. As a private consultant the writer provides a full range of professional services covering town planning schemes, zoning amendments, cadastral changes, township establishment, town planning policies, traffic and transport studies and environmental scoping. He has served as consultant to the UN-Habitat advising on urbanisation and national planning in Namibia. He lectures on Urban Planning and Design at the Namibia University of Science and Technology since 2008. The writer has undertaken the following activities:
The writer has been entrusted with drafting and implementing policies and development designs that have beneficially affected the economic lives of residents of Windhoek in all income categories. These policies and designs are still in use by the City and some have been copied by other local authorities. He continues to advise many private and governmental decision-makers on locational decisions for new economic initiatives.
The writer continues to advise of town planning courses contributing as drafter of study guides, part-time lecturer and moderator for various courses at the Polytechnic of Namibia, now the Namibian University of Science & Technology, 2001 to date, including compiling and presenting the two semester course “Urban Planning and Design” (UPD411S & UPD421S) since 2008, compiler of the distance learning course “Urban Development & Management” in 2011, and facilitator of short training courses at the University of Namibia, 2009 to 2012 including acting as National Planning Conference Convener in 2012.
The writer has written and presented many papers over the course of his professional career having spoken at conferences and workshops in Namibia, South Africa, Canada and Italy on town planning subjects, and has been interviewed on Namibian national television and radio.
The writer has served on the following committees:
Figures & photographs illustrate examples of professional services.
Challenging low income township
High income area