Dr. Stephen Appiah Takyi


Dept: Planning
New BLK, RM 404

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Research Areas/Interests

Development Policy Planning; Urban and Regional Planning; Urban Parks and Green Spaces; Natural Resource Planning;  Environmental Impact...~more


    1. Tagnan, J. N., Amponsah, O., Takyi, S. A., Azunre, G. A., & Braimah, I. (2022). A view of urban sprawl through the lens of family nuclearisation. Habitat International, 123, 102555.                             
    2. Nketia, S. K. K., Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., Yeboah, A. S., Mensah, H., & Ahadzie, D. K. (2022). “Going Green” Rhetoric or Reality: An Assessment of the Prospects and Challenges of Ghana’s Youth in Afforestation Programme. Society & Natural Resources, 35(1), 20-37.                                           
    3. Marija, J., Amponsah, O., Mensah, H., Takyi, S. A., & Braimah, I. (2022). A View of Commercial Motorcycle Transportation in Sub-Saharan African Cities Through the Sustainable Development Lens. Transportation in Developing Economies, 8(1), 1-17.     
    4. Amponsah, O., Blija, D. K., Ayambire, R. A., Takyi, S. A., Mensah, H., & Braimah, I. (2022). Global urban sprawl containment strategies and their implications for rapidly urbanising cities in Ghana. Land Use Policy, 114, 105979.                                       
    5. Mensah, A. A., Amponsah, O., Takyi, S. A., & Mensah, H. (2022). Land governance in Ghana and its implications for inclusive city development. SN Social Sciences, 2(1), 1-30.                                           
    6. Nalumu, D. J., Mensah, H., Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., & Marija, J. (2021). Restoring the school garden programme in Ghana: an exploration of the key issues from the past and implications for the future. SN Social Sciences, 1(8), 1-22.                                           
    7. Danso, G. K., Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., Yeboah, A. S., & Owusu, R. O. (2021). Exploring the effects of rapid urbanization on wetlands: insights from the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. SN Social Sciences, 1(8), 1-21. 
    8. Amponsah, E., Takyi, S. A., Asibey, M. O., & Amponsah, O. (2021). Assessing the level of compliance of telecommunication masts to locational planning standards towards harmonious and orderly city growth. Cities & Health, 1-14.             
    9. Azunre, G. A., Amponsah, O., Takyi, S. A., & Mensah, H. (2021). Informality-sustainable city nexus: The place of informality in advancing sustainable Ghanaian cities. Sustainable Cities and Society, 67, 102707.   
    10. Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., Duamor, S. N., Azunre, G. A., & Ahadzie, D. K. (2021). An assessment of regulatory compliance and residents’ perceptions of the siting of telecommunication masts: Insights from a rapidly urbanising Ghanaian city. African Geographical Review, 1-22  
    11. Nalumu, D.J., Mensah, H., Amponsah, O., Takyi, S. A (2021). Stakeholder collaboration and irrigation practices in Ghana: issues, challenges, and the way forward. SN Applied Sciences. 3, 576 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-021-04407
    12. Mensah, H., Amponsah, O., Opoku, P., Ahadzie, D.K & Takyi, S. A (2021). Resilience to climate change in Ghanaian cities and its implications for urban policy and planning. SN Soc Sci 1, 118 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-021-00123-8
    13. Anaafo, D., Owusu-Addo, E., & Takyi, S. A. (2021). Urban planning and public policy responses to the management of COVID-19 in Ghana. Cities & Health, 1-15.
    14. Yeboah, A. S., Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., & Anaafo, D. (2020). Assessing the practicality of the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines to the urban poor in the Ghanaian context. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 2(1), 100087.
    15. Narh, S. N., Takyi, S. A., Asibey, M. O., & Amponsah, O. (2020). Garden City without parks: An assessment of the availability and conditions of parks in Kumasi. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 126819.
    16. Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., Yeboah, A. S., & Mantey, E (2020). Locational analysis of slums and the effects of slum dweller’s activities on the social, economic and ecological facets of the city: insights from Kumasi in Ghana. GeoJournal, 1-15.
    17. Mensah, H., Ahadzie, D. K., Takyi, S. A., & Amponsah, O. (2020). Climate change resilience: lessons from local climate-smart agricultural practices in Ghana. Energy, Ecology and Environment, 1-14.
    18. Anaafo, D., & Takyi, S.A (2020). Spatial planning in the digital age: the role of emerging technologies in democratising participation in spatial planning in Ghana. International Planning Studies, 1-13.
    19. Takyi, S. A., Azerigyik, R. A., & Amponsah, O. (2019). The effects of multi-track year-round education on the delivery of senior high school education in Ghana. Lessons from global MT-YRE systems. International Journal of Educational Development, 71, 102-120.
    20. Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., Inkoom, D. K., & Azunre, G. A. (2019). Sustaining Ghana’s cocoa sector through environmentally smart agricultural practices: an assessment of the environmental impacts of cocoa production in Ghana. Africa Review, 1-18.
    21. Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., Asibey, M. O., & Ayambire, R. A. (2019). An overview of Ghana’s educational system and its implication for educational equity. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 1-26.
    22. Azunre, G. A., Amponsah, O., Peprah, C., Takyi, S. A., & Braimah, I. (2019). A review of the role of urban agriculture in the sustainable city discourse. Cities, 93, 104-119.
    23. Wiredu, F., Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., & Tetteh, N. (2019). Toward sustainable ecotourism development: an assessment of the benefits and environmental threats of Lake Bosomtwe ecotourism facility. African Geographical Review, 1-16.
    24. Ayambire, R. A., Amponsah, O., Peprah, C., & Takyi, S. A.(2019). A review of practices for sustaining urban and peri-urban agriculture: Implications for land use planning in rapidly urbanising Ghanaian cities. Land Use Policy, 84, 260-277.
    25. Azerigyik, R. A., Amponsah, O., & Takyi, S. A. (2018). Clarifying the debate on the nexus between slum upgrading and the economic well-being of beneficiaries with insight from Ashaiman, Ghana, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 35(3), 194-217.
    26. Takyi, S. A., Siedel, A. D., & Adjei, J. K. (2018). Relationship between the demographic characteristics of park users and intensity of park use: the case of Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park. The Journal of Public Space, 3(3), 49-74.
    27. Takyi, S.A, & Seidel A.D. (2017). Adaptive management in sustainable park planning: Case Study of the City of Vancouver Parks, Journal of Urban Ecology, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-15.
    28. Takyi S.A (2017). Relationship between the Demographic Characteristics of Park Users and Park Based User Activities: The Case of Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park, Journal of Ecology and Natural Resources, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-21.
    29. Takyi S.A. (2016). Evolution of Park Planning in the City of Vancouver, Focus: The Journal of Planning Practice and Education, Vol. 12, No. 11, pp. 27-37.
    30. Takyi S.A. (2016). Comparative Study of Capital City Elements: The Case of Ghana and Nigeria, African Geographical Review, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 168-191.
    31. Takyi S.A. (2014). Review of Social Impacts Assessment (SIA): Approach, Importance, Challenges and Policy Implications, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 217-234.

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