Prof. Michael Poku-Boansi


Dept: Planning
Travallion Block, Faculty of Built Environment, KNUST, Kumasi

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Urban/Land Use Planning Transportation Planning Resettlement Planning...~more

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    Nanor, M. A., M. Poku-Boansi & K. K. Adarkwa (2021). Determinants of subjective wellbeing in rural communities: Evidence from the Juaben Municipality, Ghana. Cities, Vol. 113, 103140


    Poku-Boansi, M (2021). Contextualizing urban growth, urbanisation and travel behaviour in Ghanaian cities. Cities, Vol. 110, 103083.


    Poku-Boansi, M., C. Amoako, J. K. Owusu-Ansah & P. B. Cobbinah (2020). Climate variability and communities’ vulnerability along Ghana’s coastline. Ghana Social Science Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, page 108 – 130.


    Poku-Boansi, M., C. Amoako., J. K. Owusu-Ansah & P. B. Cobbinah (2020). The geography of urban poverty in Kumasi, Ghana. Habitat International 103, 10220.


    Poku-Boansi, M. (2020). Path dependency in transport: A historical analysis of transport service delivery in Ghana. Case Studies on Transport Policy.


    Poku-Boansi, M., C. Amoako, J. K. Owusu-Ansah & P. B. Cobbinah (2020). What the state does but fails: exploring smart options for urban flood risk management in informal Accra, Ghana. City and Environment Interactions.


    Adu-Gyamfi, A., M. Poku-Boansi & P. B. Cobbinah (2019). Homeownership aspirations: drawing on the experiences of renters and landlords in a deregulated private rental sector. International Journal of Housing Policy.


    Adu-Gyamfi, A., P. B. Cobbinah & M. Poku-Boansi (2019). Women’s participation in homeownership attainment in Ghana: a process of gender contract negotiation. Housing Studies.


    Poku-Boansi, M., C. Amoako & D. Obeng Atuah (2019). Urban travel patterns and safety among school children around Accra, Ghana.  Journal of Transport & Health.


    Okyere, D. K., M. Poku-Boansi, K. K. Adarkwa (2018). Connecting the dots: The nexus between transport and telecommunication in Ghana. Telecommunications Policy. Volume 42, Issue 10, Pages 836-844.


    F.S.K. Agyemang, E. Silva, & M. Poku-Boansi (2019). Understanding the urban spatial structure of Sub-Saharan African cities using the case of urban development patterns of a Ghanaian city-region. Habitat International, Volume 85, Pages 21-33.


    Cobbinah, P. B. & M. Poku-Boansi (2018). Towards resilient cities in Ghana: Insights and strategies. Futures, 101, 55-66


    Nanor, M. A., K. K. Adarkwa & M. Poku-Boansi (2018). A subjective measurement of the determinants of quality of life in Kumasi. African Review of Economics and Finance, Volume 10 Number 1, p. 212 – 242.


    E. Gaisie, M. Poku-Boansi, & K. K Adarkwa (2018). An analysis of the costs and quality of infrastructure facilities in informal settlements in Kumasi, Ghana. International Planning Studies 23 (4), 391-407


    Poku-Boansi, M., P. Tornyeviadzi & K. K. Adarkwa (2018). Next to suffer: Population exposure risk to hazardous material transportation in Ghana. Journal of Transport & Health.


    Poku-Boansi, M & G. Marsden (2018). Bus rapid transit systems as a governance reform project. Journal of Transport Geography 70, 193–202.


    Akaabre, P. B., M. Poku-Boansi, & K. K. Adarkwa (2018). The growing activities of informal rental agents in the urban housing market of Kumasi, Ghana. Cities.


    Poku-Boansi, M & P. B. Cobbinah (2018). Are we planning for resilient cities in Ghana? An analysis of policy and planners’ perspectives. Cities, Volume 72, Part B, February 2018, Pages 252-260.


    Asibey, M. O., V. Yeboah, M. Poku-Boansi, & C. Bamfo (2019). Exploring the use, behaviour and role of urbanites towards management and sustainability of Kumasi Rattray Park, Ghana. Journal of Urban Management. Vol. 8, Issue 2, Pages 182-194. 


    Poku-Boansi, M., A. Y. Asuah & P. B. Cobbinah (2018). Contextualizing transport infrastructure and services in Ghanaian peri-urbanism. International Planning Studies, 23:2, 195-209.


    Nunbogu, A. M., Korah, P. I., Cobbinah, P. B. & Poku-Boansi, M. (2018). Doing it ‘ourselves’: Civic initiative and self-governance in spatial planning. Cities, 32-41.


    Nanor, M. A., M. Poku-Boansi & K. K. Adarkwa (2017). An objective analysis of the relationship between quality of life and socio-economic characteristics in Kumasi, Ghana.


    Poku-Boansi, M & P. B. Cobbinah (2017). Land use and urban travel in Kumasi, Ghana. GeoJournal.


    Cobbinah, P. B., M. Poku-Boansi & C. Peprah (2017). Urban environmental problems in Ghana. Environmental Management.


    Cobbinah, P. B., M., Poku-Boansi, & K. K. Adarkwa (2017). Develop first, make amends later: accessibility within residential neighbourhoods in Ghana. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment.


    Cobbinah, P. B., M, Poku-Boansi & R. Asomani-Boateng (2016). Urbanisation of hope or despair? Urban planning dilemma in Ghana. Urban Forum.


    Obeng-Atuah, D., M. Poku-Boansi & P. B. Cobbinah (2016). Pedestrian crossing in urban Ghana: safety implications. Journal of Transport and Health.


    Poku-Boansi, M. & K. K. Adarkwa (2015). Determinants of Residential Location in the Adenta Municipality, Ghana. GeoJournal. Vol. 80, No. 3.


    Poku-Boansi, M. & C. Amoako (2015). Dimensions of Spatial Inequalities in Ghanaian Cities. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning. Vol. 8 (5), pp 131 – 142.


    Oppong, R. A., Poku-Boansi, M & Adabor, E. (2015). Colour and Architecture: An Empirical Study of a New Paradigm of Painting of Residential Buildings and Ownership in Kumasi. Developing Country Studies. Vol. 5, No. 18. pp 21 – 28.


    Adarkwa, K. K., M. Poku-Boansi & D. Atuah Obeng (2014). “The Cost of Overloading Freight Vehicles on Ghana’s Transit Corridors.” Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa. Platform 2013, pp 8-9.


    Poku-Boansi, M. & K. K Adarkwa (2013). The determinants of demand for public transport services in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology, 33 (3).


    M. Poku-Boansi, D. K Okyere & K. K. Adarkwa (2012). Sustainability of Kumasi’s Transport System. Regional Development Studies. Regional Development Studies Vol. 16, pp 117-140.


    Poku-Boansi, M. (2014). Theoretical underpinnings of the study. In Adarkwa K. K (ed), Human Settlements and service delivery in Ghana, Kumasi, University Press. Pages 15-30


    Poku-Boansi M. & R. Kassanga (2014). Upper West Region. In Adarkwa K. K (ed) Human Settlements and service delivery in Ghana, Kumasi, University Press. Pages 335-354


    Amos-Abanyie, S., M. Poku-Boansi & D. Y. Addai Duah (2012). Improving Ramp Design as a Barrier-Free Access in Public Buildings in the Kumasi Metropolitan Area, Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. Vol. 14 No. 1. pp 170 – 184.


    M. Poku-Boansi (2012). The Planning Processes and Building Regulations of Countries in West Africa. In Laryea, Samuel, Sena, Agyepong, Roine, Leiringer and Will Hughes (Ed). Construction in West Africa. West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference and EPP Book Services Limited. pp 119 – 138.


    Poku-Boansi, M. (2011). Transport Mode Choice by Commuters in Kumasi, Ghana. Regional Development Studies. Vol. 15. pp 59 – 72.


    M. Poku-Boansi (2011). The Plan Approval Process and Unauthorized Housing Development in Ghanaian Cities: The Case of the Kumasi Metropolis. Journal of Building and Road Research. Vol. 13. No. 1 pp 13 - 23.


    M. Poku-Boansi & K. K. Adarkwa (2011). An Analysis of the Supply of Urban Public Transport Services in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. Vol. 13 No. 2. pp 28 – 40


    M. Poku-Boansi & S. Afrane (2011). The Magnitude and Impacts of Youth Unemployment in Ghana. Journal of West African Review. Issue 18. pp 73 – 89.


    Duah, D. Y. A., Amos-Abanyie, S. & M. Poku-Boansi (2011). The Urban Poor and the Excesses of Rents: Evidence from Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Science Engineering and Technology. Vol. 18, No. 1. pp 9760 – 9778


    Adarkwa, K. K. & M. Poku-Boansi (2011). Climate Change and the Housing Environment in Ghana. Climate Change and Sustainable Urban Development in Africa and Asia. 1st Edition, London, University of London Press. pp 103 – 116.


    Adarkwa, K. K. & M. Poku-Boansi (2011). Rising Vehicle Ownership, Roadway Challenges, and Traffic Congestion in Kumasi. In Adarkwa K. K (Ed). The Future of the Tree: Managing the Growth and Development of Kumasi. Kumasi, University Press. pp 128 – 152


    Poku-Boansi, M. & D. K. B. Inkoom (2011). Urbanisation and Human Security in the Kumasi Metropolis. In Adarkwa K. K (Ed). The Future of the Tree: Managing the Growth and Development of Kumasi. Kumasi, University Press. pp 234 – 248.


    Poku-Boansi, M., E. Ekekpe & A. A. Bonney (2010). Combating Maternal Mortality in the Gushegu District of Ghana: The Role of Rural Transportation, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Vol. 12, No. 5. pp 274 – 283.


    Adarkwa, K. K. & M. Poku-Boansi (2009). Determinants of urban public transport service pricing in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Social Development in Africa. Vol. 24. No.2 pp 51 – 72

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