Patrick joined the University of Melbourne as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning in 2019. Patrick’s background is in human geography with broad experience in urban and regional planning gained through teaching and research conducted at universities in Ghana and Australia.
Patrick was with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana in 2016 and Charles Sturt University in 2011, and worked in the areas of urban planning and management, urban resilience, environmental management, regional planning, natural resource management, climate change and development of research packages to guide urbanisation and sustainable environmental development in Africa focusing on Ghana. He has also contributed to collaborative projects with researchers at University of Michigan, USA, University of Waterloo, Canada, Georgia State University, USA, Griffith University, Australia, and Wuhan University, China. He is a member of the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) and the Ghana Institute of Planners (GIP), University of Michigan Presidential Scholar, a Visiting Scholar at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town South Africa, Global Young Academy Fellow, Ghana Young Academy Fellow, and an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Institute for Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University. Patrick has published widely in his research area. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Urban Affairs.
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A Comparative Analysis Of Land Policy In Urban Expansion Areas In Four African Cities
What the state does but fails: Exploring smart options for urban flood risk management in ..
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Analysis of livelihood issues in resettlement mining communities in Ghana
Prosper Issahaku Korah, Abraham Marshall Nunbogu, Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Bernard Afiik Akanpabadai Akanbang
Journal article | 2019 | Resources Policy
Recognition of the importance of land access in mining resettlement communities in the context of sustainable development discours..
Kumasi: Towards a sustainable and resilient cityscape
Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Eric Gaisie, Nana Yaw Oppong-Yeboah, Desmond Ofosu Anim
Journal article | 2019 | Cities
Kumasi is the administrative capital of the Ashanti Region of, and the second largest city in, Ghana. The city also remains the se..
Managing physical development in peri-urban areas of Kumasi, Ghana: A case of Abuakwa
P Amoateng, PB Cobbinah, K Owusu-Adade
Journal article | 2013 | Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering
A remarkable trait of the 21st century has been the high rate of urbanization which has characterized the growth and development o..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Programme
Visiting Scholar, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study
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Lecturer In Urban Planning
Architecture, Building And Planning
Certified Full Member
Planning Institute of Australia
Fellow, Ghana Young Academy
Ghana Young Academy, Accra, Ghana
Fellow, Global Young Academy
Global Young Academy, Halle (Saale) Germany
Ghana Institute of Planners
Doctor of Philosophy
Charles Sturt University
BSc (Hons) Human Settlement Planning
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology