Kristofina Asino

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Office Location: 
Architecture Building, Floor 1, Room 060

Kristofina Asino is a lecturer at the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning at NUST, and a registered town and regional planner. She has national and international professional experience in the field of urban and regional planning. She previously worked as a Town Planner for both the Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads in Australia and Municipality of Walvis Bay in Namibia. She holds a BSc in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University, USA; a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Free State, South Africa; and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is also an active member of the Namibia Institute of Town and Regional Planners.


M. Urban and Regional Planning (University of Free State), B.Sc. Community and Regional Planning (Iowa State University), Ph.D. in Town and Regional Planning candidate (University of Pretoria)

Professional Affiliation 

Registered Town and Regional Planner with the Namibian Council of Town and Regional Planners (NCTRP No. 38)

Registered Town and Regional Planner with the Namibian Institute of Town and Regional Planners (NITRP No. 01)

Research Focus

  • Smart cities & urban informatics
  • Healthy spaces
  • Transportation planning
  • Spatial planning
  • Indigenous planning
  • Feminism planning
  • Inter-sectorial collaborative planning

Ongoing research:

  • Nature and Extent of Urban Planning and Public Health Inter-Sectoral Collaboration in Namibia; and
  • Implications of Integrating Namibia’s Indigenous Settlements Morphological Patterns into Contemporary Urban Planning.



  • Basic Statistics for Regional Planners, Demography and Population Studies, Land Use Management Practice, Professional Practice and Planning Ethics, Planning Workshops A & B, Planning Participatory Methods, Urban Planning and Development, and Geographical Skills.


  • Research Methodology, Mini-Thesis, Advanced Town and Regional Planning Theory, Advanced Integrated Spatial Planning, and Advanced Applied Spatial Planning.

Community Development Activities


Non peer-reviewed articles

  • Asino, K. & Christensen, A. (2018). Assessment of Housing Needs in Namibia. Integrated Land Management Institute, 1-28

Conference presentations & invited talks

  • An Assessment of Housing Needs in Namibia, Faculty of Natural and Spatial Sciences (FNRSS) Research Day, 09 March 2018
  • Spatial Thinking in Namibia, Namibia Institute of Town and Regional Planners (NITRP) Spring School, 27 October 2017

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