Dr. Owusu Amponsah

Senior Lecturer

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

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His research and professional experiences have been in the areas of policy analyses, urban poverty reduction, and informal settlements regularisation....~more


    1. 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 Society, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.102707.
    2. Asibey, M.O., Ocloo, K.A., and Amponsah, O. (2021). Gender differences and productive use of energy fuel in Ghana’s rural non-farm economy, Energy, 215, Part B, 119068, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.119068.
    3. Yeboah, AS, 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 Open, 2 (1), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssaho.2020.100087.
    4. Wireko-Gyebi, R. S., Asibey, M. O., Amponsah, O., King, R. S., Braimah, I., Darko, G., abd Lykke, A. M. (2020). Perception of Small-Scale Miners on Interventions to Eradicate Illegal Small-Scale Mining in Ghana. SAGE Open,https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244020963668.
    5. Narh, S.N., Takyi, S. A, Asibey, M. O. and Amponsah, O. (2020). Garden city without parks: an assessment of the availability and conditions of parks in Kumasi. Urban Forestry and Urban Greenery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126819.
    6. Tetteh, N. and Amponsah, O.(2020). Sustainable adoption of smart homes from the Sub-Saharan African perspective. Sustainable Cities and Society63: 102434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102434.
    7. Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O.,Yeboah, A Snr, 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 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10708-020-10196-2.
    8. Okumah, M, Yeboah, ASand Amponsah, O (2020). Stakeholders' willingness and motivations to support sustainable water resources management: Insights from a Ghanaian study. Conservation Science and Practice, 2 (3). e170. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.170.
    9. Takyi, S.A., Azerigyik, R.A and 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  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2019.102120.
    10. Asibey, M.O. Amponsah, O.and Yeboah, V. (2019). Solid waste management in informal urban . Occupational safety and health practices among tricycle operators in Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Health Research 29(1). DOI: 1080/09603123.2019.1569211.
    11. Azerigyik, R.A., Amponsah, O.and Takyi, S. A. (2019). 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.
    12. 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.
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. Takyi, S. A., Amponsah, O., Inkoom, D. K. B. and 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,11(2), 172-189. https://doi.org/10.1080/09744053.2019.1635416.
    16. 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.
    17. Wiredu, F., Takyi, S.A., Amponsah, O.and 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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19376812.2019.1593203.
    18. 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.
    19. 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.
    20. 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.
    21. Acheampong, E. O., Agyeman, K. O. and Amponsah, (2018). The motivation for community participation in forest management: the case of Sefwi-Wiawso forest district, Ghana. Forestry Review, 20(1), 1 -17.
    22. 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.
    23. 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.
    24. 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.
    25. 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.
    26. 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.
    27. 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 Sustainability17(4) online. DOI 10.1007/s10668-015-9686-2.
    28. Adei, D., 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.
    29. 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.
    30. 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.
    31. 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.
    32. 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.
    33. 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.
    34. 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.


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