John Boulard Forkuor is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Social Work, KNUST. He has a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Social Work from KNUST, Ghana; A masters degree in Social Work from the University of Durham, UK and a Phd in Sociology from KNUST. His research focuses on transformation in urban areas and and its implication for urban social life. He has conducted research on the urban informal economy, focusing on regulation of informality and the implications of gender for informal economic activities. The urban street as an important space for urban actors (street beggars; street children and street hawkers) has also been a focus of his research. His research interest also includes the provsion of social welfare for vulnerable groups in urban areaas, especially for the vulneraable aged and for persons living with intellectual disabilities. His publications have appeared in journals like: Urban Forum; Urban Review; Sage Open; Gender Studies; and Qualitative Social Work.