Urban governance and planning for Economic growth
AbstractGovernance in short is a shift from bureaucratic process to shared power for the people. Governance in the urban areas goes hand in hand with planning. Issues of governance cannot be dealt with completely without proper planning. However, planning in the two largest cities of Kumasi and Accra has seen some major changes over time both spatially and administratively. Spatial, urban planning system has moved from new towns and town expansion to high standards of living. Administratively there has been the frantic effort of merging all law governing land use into one legal document which was not previously the case. But planning for growth and governance are faced with the following weakness; selective restraint, institutional and geographical fragmentation, short termism and power and resources.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 24929.
Date of creation: 22 Aug 2010
Date of revision: 10 Sep 2010
Governance; Planning; Growth;
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- P41 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
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