"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, Eric en_US
dc.contributor.author Obeng-Odoom, Franklin en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T06:10:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-10T06:10:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2011000848 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Yeboah Eric and Obeng-Odoom Franklin 2010, 'We are not the only ones to blame': District Assemblies' perspectives on the state of planning in Ghan', UTS e-Press, vol. November, no. 7, pp. 78-98. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1836-0394 en_US
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 en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher UTS e-Press en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/cjlg/article/view/1893
dc.title "We are not the only ones to blame': District Assemblies' perspectives on the state of planning in Ghana en_US
dc.parent Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance en_US
dc.journal.volume November en_US
dc.journal.number 7 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney en_US
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 120500 en_US
dc.personcode 0000073131 en_US
dc.personcode 109896 en_US
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.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Planning, Urban, Local Governance, Ghana, Afric en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 109896 en_US


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