Dr. Eric Oduro-Ofori studied Planning from the Department of Planning Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana. After his master in Development Planning and Management in the same university, he was appointed a lecturer in 2006. He obtained his PhD in Local Governance and Local Economic Development from the Faculty of Spatial Planning, University of Dortmund, Germany in 2011. He is currently a lecturer at the Department of Planning and the Director of the SPRING Programme in Ghana (A joint international programme between the University of Dortmund, KNUST, Ardhi University in Tanzania, The University of Philippines and the Universdad Austral de Chile in Chile). His special interest is in local governance, local economic development and urban spatial development management.