Spatial Planning in Ghana

Origins, Contemporary Reforms and Practices, and New Perspectives

  • Ransford A. Acheampong

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ransford A. Acheampong
      Pages 3-10
    3. Ransford A. Acheampong
      Pages 11-27
  3. Modern-Day Planning Systems and Scales of Spatial Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Ransford A. Acheampong
      Pages 83-106
    3. Ransford A. Acheampong
      Pages 107-135
  4. Issues in Spatial Planning

About this book


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.


Spatial Planning Spatial Planning in Ghana Public Policy Spatial Governance Urban Sustainability Planning Systems Urban Growth Management Urban Transportation Planning and Climate Change Urban Housing in Ghana Public Engagement in Planning Policy Integration Local Level Planning Spatial Planning history in Ghana

Authors and affiliations

  • Ransford A. Acheampong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Planning and Environmental Management, School of Environment, Education and DevelopmentThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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