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|Title: ||Challenges to resilient infrastructure delivery in wetland areas: The case of kumasi.|
|Authors: ||Kwofie, T. E.|
Oppong, R. A.
Boateng, A. S.
|Issue Date: ||12-Apr-2017|
|Citation: ||ICIDA, 6th International Conference on infrastructure development in Africa|
|Abstract: ||Inland waterways and wetlands form part of the environmental and cultural inheritance. However, due to the ever increasing population, wetlands are abused by society leading to degradation. Kumasi, formerly known as the Garden City of Africa was widely known for its vast green belts and recreational parks. The Garden City concept today is long lost due to encroachment for urban infrastructure and housing, subsidence urban agriculture or as dumping grounds. The continuous increase in urbanization has led to the dearth of ‘dry lands’ in Kumasi resulting in a number of buildings being erected in wetlands. The unstable nature of the soil subsequently increase the probability of floods which have over the years been the case in Kumasi. This study uses Kumasi as a case study to assess the challenges of infrastructure facilities such as; roads, water, electricity to building in wetlands. The study concludes that Kumasi is undergoing rapid urbanization and hence is faced with several challenges with regards to resilient infrastructure delivery such as information gap, the issue of balancing priorities, lack of regulatory framework inadequate funds, and inadequate technical personnel. Addressing these challenges will make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) realizable.|
|Description: ||In the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa, 12th April, 2017, KNUST, Ghana.|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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