"We are not the only ones to blame': District Assemblies' perspectives on the state of planning in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Yeboah, E
dc.contributor.author Obeng-Odoom, F
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:10:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, 2010, November (7), pp. 78 - 98
dc.identifier.issn 1836-0394
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17192
dc.description.abstract Planning has failed to exert effective influence on the growth of human settlements in Ghana. As a result, the growth of cities has been chaotic. The district assemblies, which are the designated planning authorities, are commonly blamed for this failure, yet little attention has been given to district assemblies perspectives of what factors lead to failures in planning. This paper attempts to fill this gap. Drawing on fieldwork in Ghana, it argues that, from the perspective of district assemblies, five major challenges inhibit planning, namely: an inflexible land ownership system, an unresponsive legislative framework, undue political interference, an acute human resource shortage, and the lack of a sustainable funding strategy. The paper concludes with proposals for reforming the planning system in Ghana
dc.publisher UTS e-Press
dc.title "We are not the only ones to blame': District Assemblies' perspectives on the state of planning in Ghana
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance
dc.journal.volume 7
dc.journal.volume November
dc.journal.number 7 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney en_US
dc.publocation Kowloon, Hong Kong
dc.identifier.startpage 78 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 98 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1606 Political Science
dc.for 1605 Policy and Administration
dc.for 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
dc.personcode 109896
dc.percentage 34 en_US
dc.classification.name Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2011-12-01
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Hong Kong
dc.description.keywords Planning, Urban, Local Governance, Ghana, Afric en_US
dc.description.keywords Nonlinear vibration absorber, single degree-of-freedom nonlinear oscillator, three-to-one internal resonances, primary resonance response, passive vibration control, vibration absorber.
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Contemporary Design Practice
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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