Dr. Michael Osei Asibey


Dept: Planning
Room 312
New Block
Department of Planning
Faculty of Built Environment
College of Art and Built Environment

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Research Areas/Interests

Urban Green Space Management; Climate Change and Resilience; Urban Studies and Planning and their implications for Sustainable Development and Plannin...~more


Michael Osei Asibey is an Urban Development and Environmental Policy and Sustainability expert who has had his training at the Department of Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Development Planning, a Master of Philosophy degree in Planning and a PhD in Planning from at the Department of Planning, KNUST. Michael's research is focused on three themes of key theoretical and applied interest: urbanisation; environmental and ecological management and sustainability; sustainable cities and urban containment; informality; climate change adaptation and resilience; and urban greenery conservation and infrastructure. Through his research and extensive collaborations, he has gained considerable experience in urban studies and socio-ecological research, and use emerging analytical methods to understand the dynamics and consequences of human activities on the natural environment and functionality of human settlements. Michael has considerable experience in both mixed methods social science research and in researching across multiple landscapes (e.g., developing countries in general, Africa and Ghana in particular) on a variety of issues (e.g., urban greenery, natural resource management, climate change, and environmental planning).

He has authored over 50 research articles (see:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael-Asibey), most of which are in highly ranked urban planning and environmental/ecological management and development journals (i.e. impact factor >2), including Geoforum, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Sustainable Water Resources Management, Cities, Energy, and Land Use Policy. Michael has reviewed articles for highly-rated international scientific journals such as Habitat International, Geojournal, Journal of Urban Africa, the International Journal of Environmental Health Research, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Sustainable Water Resources Management and SN Social Sciences, among others.

Michael Osei Asibey has consulted for a number of organisations including but not limited to Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, Solidaridad West Africa, Canadian Development Foundation, Canadian Cooperative Association, Social Development Network, Department of Urban Roads, Ministry of Railway Development, Asanko Gold Ghana Limited, and SEND Ghana.

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