Journal article

Urban environmental problems in Ghana

Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Michael Poku-Boansi, Charles Peprah

ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017

Abstract

In this era of rationalism, ‘good’ urban planning and management decisions are deemed to be those that are able to identify a tangible balance of environmental benefits (i.e., safeguarding environmental resources such as nature reserves and open spaces, and health) and socio-economic development, with little or no negative implications for urban sustainability. Yet, research indicates that urban Ghana is faced with rapid depletion of environmental resources amidst burgeoning urbanisation and climate change. Based on a review of relevant and related literature, this paper explores the implications of this dilemma for the future of urban Ghana. It examines the environmental problems confrontin..

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