Seth Appiah-Opoku

University of Alabama

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 a Ghana Summer Abroad course. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the author 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 (InTech Publishers, 2012); and International Development (InTech Publishers, 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.

3books edited

1chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Seth Appiah-Opoku

Environmental Land Use Planning brings together leading scholars in the field of environmental problem solving to examine environmental problems and effects on land uses; analytical methods and tools in the field; and the role of governments, community grants and tradable permits in environmental planning. The chapters are based on empirical research from countries around the globe including Canada, USA, China, Nigeria, Germany, Serbia, Venezuela, and Brazil. The book discusses such issues as predicting changes in land use pattern, ecological footprint analysis, socioeconomic and behavioral modeling, and flood control approaches. It is insightful and serves as an important resource and reference material on environmental management.

Go to the book