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Title:Urbanisation of hope or despair? Urban planning dilemma in Ghana
Authors:Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful
Poku-Boansi, MichaelISNI
Asomani-Boateng, Raymond
Year:2016
Periodical:Urban Forum (ISSN 1874-6330)
Volume:27
Issue:4
Pages:415-432
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Ghana
Subjects:urban planning
urbanization
Link:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12132-016-9293-9
Abstract:The author's reflections on recent treatment of African urbanisation begins with the assertion that implicit recognition and acceptance of 'rapid urbanisation' as a legitimate and primary cause of urban management challenges - e.g. poverty, slum development, haphazard development, etc. - has impoverished the appreciation of other fundamental causes of poor urban functionality in Ghanaian cities. This article argues that urban planning practice in Ghana has contributed to the many urbanisation challenges in Ghanaian cities, yet remains critical if rapid urbanisation is to be effectively managed. The article provides some useful policy directions to managing rapid urbanisation in Ghana. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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