Seth Appiah-Opoku

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa United States of America

Dr. Appiah-Opoku is a Professor of Geography at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA. He teaches Urban Planning and Analysis, Land Use Regulation, World Regional Geography, and a field studies in Africa course. He teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has served on several thesis and dissertation committees. He is the author of two books and has edited five other books. His research focuses on environmental assessment, transportation planning, urban and regional planning, biodiversity conservation and ecotourism, environmental risk assessment, natural resource conservation, indigenous ecological knowledge, and international development. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has officially contributed questions to the AICP exam. He has served on the international editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment since 2003 and has published scholarly articles in several renowned journals including Habitat International, Transport Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Journal of Transport and Health, Journal of Sustainable Development, Environmental Management, 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 in 2015.

Seth Appiah-Opoku

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Land use planning is a complex task that affects all aspects of life in contemporary societies. As such, this book includes contributions from specialists around the globe who have successfully undertaken empirical studies and analysis of rural and urban planning problems. Based on empirical research, this book discusses a variety of topics including agricultural land preservation plans and laws in Iran; using a multi-objective land allocation model to simulate urban growth in the Sarakh border city of Iran; implementation and management of urban land use plans in Ghana; spatiotemporal analysis of urban expansion methods for land use planning; and linking land use changes to policy decisions in Iran. Although limited in scope, the book serves as important reference material on similar contemporary land use planning issues in the developing world.

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