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Ailing Cities

Ailing Cities

History, Assessment, and Remedy

By (author) Kwaku L. Keddey


Publishing 11th Oct 2021
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    • The reader gets to appreciate why housing and community development is essential to city development, as well as the relevance of urban planning
    • Gives a concise outlay of the fundamentals of city planning
    • Provides an historical overview of planning in Accra, which is similar to many sub-Saharan countries. Citizens will get a better appreciation of how decisions made at the local level contribute to the overall functioning of any town or city
    • The context of Ghana makes it relatable to other African and South American countries
    • Carefully selected images help readers from other regions of the world to understand the context within which the book was written
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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.

    About the Author

    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.

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    Publish date
    11th Oct 2021
    Paperback / softback
    World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
    215 mm x 140 mm
    200 Pages
    50 color
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