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Title: The Emergence of Gated Communities in Ghana and their Implications on Urban Planning and Management
Authors: Anokye, Prince A. Tanyeh, John Paul, Agyemang, Felix S. K.
Keywords: gated communities
urban planning
urban management
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Developing Country Studies, Vol.3, No.14
Abstract: Over the past few decades, gated communities have e merged as global commodity increasingly gaining patronage. In Sub-Sahara Africa, the city of Accra is fast recording the emergence of these communitie s. The research therefore examined the implications of the rising phenomenon in urban planning and management . By adopting a mixture of snow ball, simple random and purposive sampling and a face to face interview tec hnique, the research accessed empirical data from planning institutions and households selected from three gat ed communities in the capital city of Accra. It was fo und that, gated communities in the capital have rel atively good infrastructural facilities and services, the provis ion of which the real estate developers played a ma jor role. However, a spatial policy gap on gated communities was identified in addition to missing legislative f ramework and low level of awareness on the part of planning institutions regarding the existence of some gated communities in the capital. In ensuring effective p lanning and management of gated communities in the urban arena as well as situating their occurrence within a broader spatial and socio-economic development of the country, the research concludes that, formulation o f spatial policy and legislative framework and stre ngthening of planning institutions are requisite.
Description: Article published in Developing Country Studies www.iiste.org Vol.3, No.14 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6189
ISSN: 2224-607X
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