Dr. Owusu Amponsah

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Planning Office:
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, urban poverty reduction, and informal settlements regularisation....~more

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    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. 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.
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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.
    11. 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.
    12. 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
    13. 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   
    14. 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
    15. 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.
    16. 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
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. 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
    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. 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.
    23. 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.
    24. 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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