Dr. Seth Appiah-Opoku is a Professor of Geography at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. He teaches World Regional Geography, Regional Geography of Africa, Environmental Management, Land Use Regulation, Principles of Planning, Regional Planning and Analysis, and also the Ghana Summer Abroad course. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the editor of three books - The Need for Indigenous Knowledge in Environmental Impact Assessment: The Case of Ghana (Edwin Mellen Press, NY, June 2005), Environmental Land Use Planning (IntechOpen, 2012), and International Development (IntechOpen, 2017). His research focuses on international development, urban planning, ecotourism, environmental impact assessment, and resource development. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment Review and the Environment and Social Psychology Journal. He also served as the editor of the Journal of African Geographical Review from 2016 to 2018. He has published scholarly articles in several renowned journals including Environmental Management, Society and Natural Resources, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Journal of Cultural Geography, and Plan Canada. He served on the Technical Advisory Team that advised the government of Ghana on the preparation of a 40-year development plan for the country.