Eric Yankson

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
Mining Building, Floor 1, Room 071
Biography: 

Dr. Eric Yankson obtained his PhD in Urban and Public Affairs from the University of Louisville in Kentucky (the United States). Prior to this, he earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ghana – Legon. He joined the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning in April 2017 and was previously a research fellow and lecturer in the United States.

Qualifications

PhD (University of Louisville), MSc (UA), BA (UG)

Professional Affiliations 

UAA, APA, ASPA

Research Focus

  • Regional and Local Economic Development; Applied Spatial Analysis
  • Regional and Urban Governance; Globalisation; International Development
  • Sustainable Development; Land Use Planning; Geographic Information Systems;
  • Project Management; Organisational Theory; Policy Analysis

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Applied Regional and Rural Economic Development, Statistics for Regional Planners, Urban Political Economy, North American Geography, Sociology, American Government

Postgraduate

  • Advanced Applied Spatial Planning, Research Methodology, Advanced Regional and Local Economic Development

Community Development Activities

  • Project Coordinator, Windhoek Business Atlas
  • Mentor, Student Association of Regional and Rural Development Planning

Research Projects

  • Windhoek Street Names Project
  • Windhoek Social Spaces Project
  • Windhoek Regional Governance and Public Participation Project
  • Windhoek Livability and Physical Environment Project

Publications and Conference Presentations

  • Asorwoe, E. & Yankson, E. (2015). Beyond Bricks and Mortar Offices: Exploring the Rate of Web Development Progress of Government of Ghana Websites from the E-Government Stage Model. Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 4(3), 87-94.
  • Presented a paper on the topic: Sustainability as an Innovative Planning Paradigm in Namibia: Case Study Evaluation at the Institutional Research Week of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (2017) 
  • Presented a paper on the topic: Globalisation and Local Factors in Cities: An Examination at the Conference of the Urban Affairs Association in Miami, Florida (2015)
  • Presented a paper on the topic: Globalisation, Inter-Local Cooperation and Urban Governance: A Comparative Case Study Analysis at the Conference of the Urban Affairs Association in San Antonio, Texas (2014
  • Presented a paper on the topic: The Ecological Paradigms in Urban Development:  Implications for Sustainability at the 2013 Conference of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in Louisville, Kentucky (2013)
  • Presented a paper on the topic: Analysing Regional Development Policy: A Comparative Case Study Approach at the Annual Meeting of the Indiana Political Science Association in Evansville, Indiana (2012)

Social Media links

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