This book examines regional development and planning in a poor administrative region of Ghana, assessing the effectiveness of the programmes and projects initiated to reduce poverty, disadvantage and deprivation.
The author analyses the local context of institutions, planning legislation, broad external (exogenous) and internal (endogenous) influencing factors and forces. He then assesses how they have impacted the effectiveness of regional policy interventions aimed at social and economic development. Using applied planning principles, the book proposes policies to address the challenges of Local Economic Development (LED), urban regeneration and conservation, housing regeneration and regional sustainability in the developing world.
This book will be of interest to students, scholars policy-makers and regional planning practitioners in urban and regional development and planning, geography and African Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Exogenous and Endogenous Regional Policy and Development Planning Contexts and Processes 2. Substantive Endogenous Regional and Local Development Knowledge Forms and Sustainability 3. Problems of Endogenous Regional Development and Planning 4. Endogenous Regional Development and Planning Policies 5. Regional Plans and Programmes and Strategic Planning Processes and General Implementation Impacts 6. Endogenous Local Economic Development Project Impacts in the Kakum National Park Area 7. Endogenous Environmental-spatial Development Impacts in the Kakum National Park Area 8. Endogenous Socio-cultural Development Project Impacts in the Kakum National Park Area 9. Endogenous Historic Family House Regeneration Project Impacts in Cape Coast Metropolis 10. Endogenous Impacts of Regenerating Cape Coast and Elmina Castles and Fort St Jago 11. Endogenous Impacts of Central Region Development Commission Projects 12. Evaluation of the Endogenous Regional Development Planning Process and Lessons for Effective and Sustainable Future Programme Implementation; Conclusions
Sam C.M Ofori is a specialist in urban and regional planning and management. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.