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Peri-urban land use pattern and its relation to land use planning inGhana, West Africa

Kleemann, Janina; Inkoom, Justice Nana; Thiel, M.; Shankar, S.; Lautenbach, S.; Fürst, C.

Population growth, economic development, and rural migration to urban areas have caused rapid expansion of urban centres in Ghana. One reason is that spatial planning and in particular urban planning face different social, economic and political challenges which hinder a structured and planned urban development, therefore causing urban sprawl. We hypothesise that different peri-urban patterns are driven by geographical, historical, cultural and economic discrepancies between southern and northern Ghana, and reflect the effectiveness of land use planning instruments. We tested our hypothesis by comparing patterns of urban development in two case study regions: Takoradi in southern Ghana and Bolgatanga in northern Ghana, representing an economically vibrant and a non-vibrant region, respectively. This paper provides new insights for the study sites based on a mixed-method approach. We applied an interdisciplinary approach combining expert interviews, a literature review, and a bi-temporal change analysis based on remote sensing/geo-information systems. We assigned confidence levels of the findings from the respective methods based on ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.02.004
ISSN: 0169-2046, 1872-6062
KITopen ID: 1000069077
HGF-Programm 12.02.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Landscape and urban planning
Band 165
Seiten 208-294
Lizenz CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung – Nicht kommerziell – Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International
Schlagworte Population growth; Urban development; Urban sprawl; Land tenure; Land use change; Drivers; Confidence level analysis; Remote sensing; Interviews
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