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Ailing Cities: History, Assessment, and Remedy

Author/EditorKeddey, Kwaku L. (Author)
Publisher: Oro Editions
ISBN: 9781954081086
Pub Date24/12/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages200
Dimensions (mm)215(h) * 140(w)
A simple guide on how to address urban ills and promote environmentally responsible community planning in developing countries.
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Ailing Cities is a book written largely to educate and facilitate a dialogue with people of all backgrounds on environmental sustainability, architecture, urban planning, and design. It has been necessitated by urban ills in Ghana and other sub-Saharan African countries. Urbanisation has led to the creation of informal settlements within communities in sub-Saharan countries that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, coupled with the lack of enforcement of planning and building laws that have resulted in spatial chaos and vegetative depletion. Ailing Cities addresses relevant topics essential to give the reader an understanding of how individuals and communities can bring lasting changes to their communities.

Ailing Cities is a book written largely to educate and facilitate a dialogue with people of all backgrounds on environmental sustainability, architecture, urban planning, and design. It has been necessitated by urban ills in Ghana and other sub-Saharan African countries. Urbanisation has led to the creation of informal settlements within communities in sub-Saharan countries that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, coupled with the lack of enforcement of planning and building laws that have resulted in spatial chaos and vegetative depletion. Ailing Cities addresses relevant topics essential to give the reader an understanding of how individuals and communities can bring lasting changes to their communities.

Kwaku L. Keddey is an architect and urbanist. He earned an MSc. in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville in 2014. He is a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners and the Ghana Institute of Architects.

INTRODUCTION REVIVE ACCRA OR BUILD A NEW CAPITAL CITY? The Rise of Accra: Pre-Independence Urban Planning in Accra Ills of Modern Accra Calls for a New Capital 63 Years After Independence Future of Accra Founding a City CHANGE IN A CLIMATE CHANGE ERA Perennial Flooding in Ghana Understanding Climate Change Adapting to Climate Change Urban Heat Island Effect (UHI) Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure How do we Achieve the Sustainability and Resilience Agenda? Taking Advantage of the Sun Making Coastal Cities Resilient: Elmina PARKS AND URBAN FORESTRY Saving the Vegetative Cover of an Urbanizing Accra Protecting the Vegetation Zones Avoiding Extinction A RELOOK AT THE TRANSPORTATION MODES The Revival of Rail Transport Toward a Vibrant Ghanaian Railway Sector Revolutionizing Cycling ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING Housing in Ghana Ghana Housing Policy The Ghanaian's Right to Housing How Have Other Countries Approached Housing? The Suburbanization Culture Explained Making Persons with Disability (PWD) Special Housing Prisoners and Making Prisons Model Communities SLUMS AND SQUATTER SETTLEMENT The Issue of Population Explosion Defining Slums The Global Picture Life of the Slum Dweller Growth of Slums Old Fadama: Slum Upgrading or Slum Clearance? Learning from Curitiba ZONING AND MASTER PLANNING Plan Making and Zoning in Principle Zoning in Ghana Land Ownership in Ghana Ethical Land Use Mortgage Financing Protecting the City's Image Planning Terminologies STREET LAYOUT AND CITY PLANNING Grid Street System Radial Street System The Industrial Revolution Urban Renewal RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF GHANAIAN CITIES Economic Development Community Engagement Parks and Tree Planting Alternative Modes of Transport Future of Ghanaian Prisons Built Environment Institutions and the Thriving City Role of Young Planners NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY

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