Dr. Owusu Amponsah

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Planning
New Block, Office 312
Faculty of Built Environment

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Research Areas/Interests

His research and professional experiences have been in the areas of policy analyses, sustainable city development, and informal urbanism....~more


    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles: 

    1. Danso, G.K., Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O., Yeboah, A.S. and Owusu, R.O., 2021. Exploring the effects of rapid urbanization on wetlands: insights from the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. SN Social Sciences1(8), pp.1-21.
    2. Amponsah, E., Takyi, S.A., Asibey, M.O. and Amponsah, O., Assessing the level of compliance of telecommunication masts to locational planning standards towards harmonious and orderly city growth. Cities & Health, pp.1-14.
    3. Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O., Duamor, S.N., Azunre, G.A. and 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, pp.1-22.
    4. Nalumu, D.J., Mensah, H., Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O. and 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), pp.1-22.
    5. Mensah, H., Ahadzie, D.K., Takyi, S.A. and Amponsah, O., Climate change resilience: Lessons from local climate-smart agricultural practices in Ghana. Energy, Ecology and Environment6(3), pp.271-284.
    6. Mensah, H., Amponsah, O., Opoku, P., Ahadzie, D.K. and Takyi, S.A., 2021. Resilience to climate change in Ghanaian cities and its implications for urban policy and planning. SN Social Sciences1(5), pp.1-25.
    7. Nalumu, D.J., Mensah, H., Amponsah, O. and Takyi, S.A., 2021. Stakeholder collaboration and irrigation practices in Ghana: issues, challenges, and the way forward. SN Applied Sciences3(5), pp.1-16.
    8. Faibil, D., Agyemang, M., Amponsah, O., Gupta, H. and Kusi-Sarpong, S., 2021. Assessing drivers of post-harvest losses: tangible and intangible resources’ perspective. Environment, Development and Sustainability, pp.1-45.
    9. Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O., Asibey, M.O. and Ayambire, R.A., 2021. An overview of Ghana’s educational system and its implication for educational equity. International Journal of Leadership in Education24(2), pp.157-182.
    10. Asibey, M.O., Ocloo, K.A. and Amponsah, O., Gender differences and productive use of energy fuel in Ghana’s rural non-farm economy. Energy215, p.119068.
    11. Azunre, G.A., Amponsah, O., Takyi, S.A. and Mensah, H., 2021. Informality-sustainable city nexus: The place of informality in advancing sustainable Ghanaian cities. Sustainable Cities and Society67, p.102707.
    12. Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., Inkoom, D. K. B. and Azunre, G. A., 2021. Sustaining Ghana’s cocoa sector through environmentally smart agricultural practices: an assessment of the environmental impacts of cocoa production in Ghana. Africa Review, 11(2), 172-189. https://doi.org/10.1080/09744053.2019.1635416.
    13. Tetteh, N. and Amponsah, O., Sustainable Adoption of Smart Homes from the Sub-Saharan African Perspective. Sustainable Cities and Society, p.102434.
    14. Narh, S.N., Takyi, S.A., Asibey, M.O. and Amponsah, O., Garden city without parks: an assessment of the availability and conditions of parks in Kumasi. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening55, p.126819.
    15. Wireko-Gyebi, R.S., Asibey, M.O., Amponsah, O., King, R.S., Braimah, I., Darko, G. and Lykke, A.M., 2020. Perception of Small-Scale Miners on Interventions to Eradicate Illegal Small-Scale Mining in Ghana. SAGE Open10(4), p.2158244020963668.
    16. Okumah, M., Yeboah, A.S. and Amponsah, O., Stakeholders' willingness and motivations to support sustainable water resources management: Insights from a Ghanaian study. Conservation Science and Practice2(3), p.e170.
    17. Asibey, M.O., Agyeman, K.O., Amponsah, O. and Ansah, T., 2020. Patterns of land use, crop and forest cover change in the Ashanti region, Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Forestry39(1), pp.35-60.
    18. Wiredu, F., Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O. and Tetteh, N., 2020. Toward sustainable ecotourism development: an assessment of the benefits and environmental threats of Lake Bosomtwe ecotourism facility. African Geographical Review39(1), pp.58-73.
    19. Yeboah, A.S., Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O. and Anaafo, D., 2020. Assessing the practicality of the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines to the urban poor in the Ghanaian context. Social Sciences & Humanities Open2(1), p.100087.
    20. Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O., Yeboah, A.S. and 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, pp.1-15.
    21. Azunre, G.A., Amponsah, O., Peprah, C., Takyi, S.A. and Braimah, I., 2019. A review of the role of urban agriculture in the sustainable city discourse. Cities, 93:104-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.04.006
    22. Ayambire, R.A., Amponsah, O., Peprah, C. and 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.03.004.
    23. Asibey, M.O., Agyeman, K.O., Amponsah, O. and Ansah, T., 2019. Patterns of land use, crop and forest cover change in the Ashanti region, Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, pp.1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/10549811.2019.1608453
    24. Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O., Asibey, M.O. and Ayambire, R.A., 2019. An overview of Ghana’s educational system and its implication for educational equity. International Journal of Leadership in Education, pp.1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603124.2019.1613565
    25. Asibey, M.O., Amponsah, O. and Yeboah, V., 2019. Solid waste management in informal urban neighbourhoods. Occupational safety and health practices among tricycle operators in Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, DOI: 10.1080/09603123.2019.1569211
    26. Peprah, C., Amponsah, O.,and Oduro, C. (2018). A system view of smart mobility and its implications for Ghanaian cities, Sustainable Cities and Society, 44:739-747. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.10.025
    27. Amoah, G., Amponsah, O.and Peprah, C. (2018). The culture of maintenance of public housing units in a less urbanised town in Ghana, GeoJournal, DOI:10.1007/s10708-018-9913-0.
    28. Acheampong, E. O., Agyeman, K. O. and O. (2018). The motivation for community participation in forest management: the case of Sefwi-Wiawso forest district, Ghana. Forestry Review, 20(1), 1 -17.
    29. Braimah, I., Obeng Nti, K. and Amponsah, O. (2018). Poverty penalty in urban water market in Ghana, Urban Forum, 29 (2), 147 - 168 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12132-017-9328-x
    30. Adusei, P. K., Oduro-Ofori, E., Amponsah, O. and Agyeman, K. O. (2018). Participatory slum upgrading: an assessment of slum dwellers’ willingness and ability to pay for utility services. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 20(6); 2501 – 2520. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-017-0002-1
    31. Braimah, I., Amponsah, O. and Osei, A. M. (2016). The effectiveness of the local management systems of rural water facilities for sustainable service delivery: a case study of the Sekyere East District, Ghana. Sustainable Water Resources Management, DOI 10.1007/s40899-016-0070-7
    32. Amponsah, O., Vigre, H., Braimah, I., Schou, W. T., Abaidoo, R. C., 2016. The policy implications of urban open space commercial vegetable farmers’ willingness and ability to pay for reclaimed water for irrigation in Kumasi, Ghana. Heliyon 2, 1–38. DOI:10.1016/j.heliyon.2016.e00078.
    33. Amponsah, O., H, Schou, T.W., Boateng, E. S., Braimah, I. and Abaidoo, R.C. (2015). Assessing low quality water use policy framework: Case study from Ghana, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 9, 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.01.009
    34. Amponsah, O., Vigre, H., Schou, T.W., Braimah, I., Abaidoo, R.C., 2015. The impact of farmers’ participation in field trials in creating awareness and stimulating compliance with the World Health Organization’s farm-based multiple-barrier approach. Environment, Development and Sustainability 17(4) online. DOI 10.1007/s10668-015-9686-2.
    35. Amponsah, O. and Acheampong, O. E. (2015). Cellular phone technology and local economic development in the Offinso municipality, Ghana. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 10(1), 173-190.
    36. Akaateba, M. A., Amoh, R. and Amponsah, O. (2015). Traffic safety violations in relation to drivers’ educational attainment, training and experience in Kumasi, Ghana. Safety Science 75,156–162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2015.02.010
    37. Baah-Ennumh, T.Y., Amponsah, O.and Adoma, M. O. (2012). The Living Conditions of Female Head Porters in the Kumasi Metropolis. Journal of Social and Development Science, 3(7), 229-244.
    38. Agyeman, K.O., Amponsah, O.,Braimah, O. and Lurumuah, S. (2012). Commercial Charcoal Production and Sustainable Community Development of the Upper West Region, Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development, 5(4), 149-164.
    39. Braimah, I. and Amponsah, O.(2012). The causes and effects of the frequent and unannounced electricity blackouts on the operations small scale enterprises in the Kumasi Metropolis. Journal of Sustainable Development,5(2), 17-36.
    40. King, R. S. and Amponsah, O.(2012). The role of city authorities in contributing to the development of Urban slum in Ghana. Journal of Construction Project management and Innovation, 2(1), 285 – 313.


    Book Chapter: 

    1. Brew-Hammond, A., Mensah, G. S. and Amponsah, O.(2014). Energy Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Poverty amidst Abundance, In: Halff, A., Sovacool, B. K. and Rozhon J. (edn). Energy Poverty: Global Challenges and Local Solutions, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

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