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This page is where you will find all the Kumasi associated partners projects, resources, reports, policies, and papers.

Reports and policies

The Study on the Comprehensive Urban Development Plan for Greater Kumasi in the Republic of Ghana, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology And Innovation, Town and Country Planning Department

Description: comprehensive report including environmental issues



Academic articles

Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful, Asibey, Michael Osei, Opoku-Gyamfi, Marcia, & Peprah, Charles. (2019). Urban planning and climate change in Ghana. Journal of Urban Management, 8(2), 261-271.

Description: qualitative case study of Kumasi’s climate policies


Campion, Benjamin Betey, & Venzke, Jörg-Friedhelm. (2012). Rainfall variability, floods and adaptations of the urban poor to flooding in Kumasi, Ghana. Natural Hazards , 65(3), 1895-1911.

Description: flood adaptation measures in informal settlements


Darkwah, Rhoda Mensah, Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful, & Anokye, Prince Aboagye. (2018). Contextualising urban resilience in Ghana: Local perspectives and experiences. Geoforum, 94, 12-23.

Description: qualitative case study of resilience for climate adaptation in Kumasi


Owusu-Ansah, J. K. (2015). The influences of land use and sanitation infrastructure on flooding in Kumasi, Ghana. GeoJournal, 81(4), 555-570.

Description: qualitative case study with recommendations for flood management


Korah, Prosper Issahaku, & Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful. (2017). Juggling through Ghanaian urbanisation: Flood hazard mapping of Kumasi. GeoJournal, 82(6), 1195-1212.

Description: multi-criteria and spatial analysis of flood hazard zones


Amoateng, P., Finlayson, C. M., Howard, J., & Wilson, B. (2018). A multi‐faceted analysis of annual flood incidences in Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 27, 105– 117.

Description: qualitative case study of flooding with future recommendations


Cobbinah, Patrick Brandful, Gaisie, Eric, Oppong-Yeboah, Nana Yaw, & Anim, Desmond Ofosu. (2020). Kumasi: Towards a sustainable and resilient cityscape. Cities, 97, 102567.

Description: development, resilience and sustainability


Acheampong, R. A. (2018) Spatial Planning in Ghana: Origins, Contemporary Reforms and Practices, and New Perspectives. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG (The Urban Book Series).

Campion, B. and Owusu-Boateng, G. (2013) ‘The Political Ecology of Wetlands in Kumasi, Ghana’, International Journal of Environment and Bioenergy, 7, pp. 108–128

Additional sources


Climate Change and Variability in Ghana: Stocktaking Felix A. Asante 1,† and Franklin Amuakwa-Mensah 2,†,*

Urban planning and climate change in Ghana Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Michael Osei Asibey, Marcia Opoku-Gyamfi, Charles Peprah

Peri-Urban Development in Kumasi, Samuel Afrane.

Green to Grey: An Urban Heat Assessment of Kumasi, Ghana

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