The Urban Book Series

Spatial Planning in Ghana

Origins, Contemporary Reforms and Practices, and New Perspectives

Authors: Acheampong, Ransford A.

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  • Focuses on the relevant contemporary discourse at the global scale before examining issues that pertain specifically to Ghana
  • Offers international as well as the context-specific perspectives
  • Systematically unpacks and highlights the theory-practice gap in spatial planning by emphasizing how normative planning theory shapes statutory regulations professional practices and outcomes
  • Provides fresh insights into the ways in which key challenges in the spatial planning system and the associated practices could be addressed
  • Includes examples of plans and frameworks to illustrate how various spatial planning concepts and principles are translated into policy instruments for implementation
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This book documents and analyses spatial planning in Ghana, providing a comprehensive and critical discussion of the evolving institutional and legal arrangements that have shaped and defined Ghana’s spatial planning system for more than seven decades; the contemporary policy instruments and mechanisms for articulating and implementing policies and proposals at multiple scales; and the formally established procedures for development management. It covers important themes in contemporary spatial planning discourse, including the evolving meaning, scope and purpose of spatial planning globally; the scales of spatial planning (i.e. national, regional, sub-regional and local); multi-level integration within spatial planning; public participation; the interface between urbanization, sustainable growth management and spatial planning; spatial planning and housing development; integrated spatial development and transportation planning; and spatial planning and the urban informal economy. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students, and academic researchers and practitioners/policy-makers in the multidisciplinary field of spatial planning, it appeals to readers seeking an international perspective on spatial planning systems and practices.

About the authors

Ransford A. Acheampong Ph.D., M.Phil. Cambridge, UK; B.Sc. KNUST, Ghana is a Presidential Academic Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. Before joining the University of Manchester, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland. His research focuses on the nexus between spatial development and transportation. Themes covered in his research include comparative study of spatial planning systems; land use and transport interaction modelling; socio-spatial impacts of emerging mobility paradigms (e.g. shared-mobility and autonomous transport); and travel behaviours, focusing on the socio-ecological determinants of sustainable mobility options such as bicycling and walking in cities. He has contributed to planning-related projects for national and international organizations, including as a spatial planning consultant for the Town and Country Planning Department (TCPD) in Ghana and a research consultant for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Planning in Ghana
Book Subtitle
Origins, Contemporary Reforms and Practices, and New Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02011-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02011-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02010-1
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 302
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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