GPA has always collaborated closely with a number of professional colleagues working in related activities on housing and urban development in developing countries. Some of these colleauges have many years of experience in teaching, research and/or consultancy, others are at the early stages of their careers. For this reason GPA has established a small group of GPA Associates and research assistants. As the number and range of assignments has increased, so has the size of this group and GPA is proud to announce that Dr Graham Tipple, Reader in Housing Policy and Development and Associate Director of the Global Urban Research Unit (GURU) at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Peter Schubeler an architect and urban planning consultant based in Zurich, Switzerland, Tony Lloyd-Jones, Principal Lecturer at the University of Westminster and Director of the Max Lock Centre and Brenda Murphy, a development consultant and lawyer from South Africa now based in the UK, have agreed to become GPA Associates. We look forward to collaborating in future on a more formal basis. For details of these new Associates, please click on the Associates link, under Personal on the left side of the website.