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Urban governance and planning for Economic growth


  • Baafi Antwi, Joseph
  • Oppong Kwakye, Francis


Governance 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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  • Baafi Antwi, Joseph & Oppong Kwakye, Francis, 2010. "Urban governance and planning for Economic growth," MPRA Paper 24929, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Sep 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:24929

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    Governance; Planning; Growth;

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    • P41 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy

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