ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University


Current and past research

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Current Project

Farm Power and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification, Finlayson, M., Blackwell, J. & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2013-17) ACIAR, via CIMMY (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre), $544,000 Project details


PhD Research

The changing spatial extent of water bodies and the implications for urban flooding. The case of Kumasi, Ghana. Amoateng, P.  (2012-2015) Supervisors Prof Max Finlayson, A/Prof Ben Wilson, A/Prof Jonathon Howard.  (PhD TGraduate)

Reducing Poverty in Developing Countries through Ecotourism: A Case Study of Kakum Conservation Area in Ghana. Cobbinah, P.B. (PhD Graduate)  (2011-2014) Supervisors A/Prof Rosemary Black and Dr Rik Thwaites Project details


PhD Research

Power relations in multi-stakeholder engagement for governance of transfrontier conservation areas: the case study of Zimbabwe. Chirozva, C. (2012-2015) Supervisors A/Prof Rosemary Black and Dr Joanne Millar (PhD Graduate)



Bond, J., & Mkutu, K. (2018) Exploring the Hidden Costs of Human–Wildlife Conflict in Northern Kenya. African Studies Review, 1-22. doi:10.1017/asr.2017.134

Darkwah, R. M., Cobbinah, P. B., & Anokye, P. A. (2018) Contextualising urban resilience in Ghana: Local perspectives and experiences. Geoforum, 94, 12-23


Bond, J., & Mkutu, K. (2017). A “patchwork” for peace: institutions and activities in Kenya’s northern drylands. Local Environment, 1-23. doi:10.1080/13549839.2017.1417360

Black, R. Cobbinah, P.B. (2017) On the rim of inspiration: performance of AWF tourism enterprises in Botswana and Rwanda. Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Korah, P.I., Cobbinah, P.B. &  Nunbogu, A.M.  (2017) Spatial Planning in Ghana: Exploring the Contradictions, Planning Practice & Research,  DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2017.1378977

Siiba, A.,  Adams, E.A., Cobbinah, P.B. (2017) Chieftaincy and sustainable urban land use planning in Yendi, Ghana: Towards congruence. Cities The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.

Poku-Boansi, M., Asuah, A.Y. & Cobbinah, P.B. (2017): Contextualizing transport infrastructure and services in Ghanaian peri-urbanism, International Planning StudiesDOI: 10.1080/13563475.2017.1396963

Poku-Boansia, M., Cobbinah, P.B. (2017) Are we planning for resilient cities in Ghana? An analysis of policy and planners' perspectives. CitiesThe International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning

Nunbogu, A.M,. Korah, P.I., Cobbinah, P.B. & Poku-Boansi, M. (2017) Doing it 'ourselves': Civic initiative and self-governance in spatial planning. CitiesThe International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning

Cobbinah, P.B., Amenuvor, D., Black, R., & Pepraj, C. (2017) Ecotourism in the Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana: Local politics, practice and outcome.  Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 

Cobbinah, P. B., Poku-Boansi, M., & Peprah, C. (2017) Urban environmental problems in Ghana. Environmental Development

Poku-Boansi, M. & Cobbinah, P.B. (2017) Land use and urban travel in Kumasi, Ghana. GeoJournal.

Cobbinah, P.B., Poku-Boansi, M. & Adarkwa, K.K. (2017) Develop first, make amends later: accessibility within residential neighbourhoods within residential neighbourhoods in Ghana. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment DOI: 10.1007/s10901-017-9544-7

Cobbinah, P. B., & Niminga-Beka, R. (2017) Urbanisation in Ghana: Residential land use under siege in Kumasi central. Cities60: 388-401.

Cobbinah, P. B., & Aboagye, H. N. (2017) A Ghanaian twist to urban sprawl. Land Use Policy61, 231-241.

Cobbinah, P. B. (2017) Managing cities and resolving conflicts: Local people's attitudes towards urban planning in Kumasi, Ghana. Land Use Policy. 68: 222-231.

Antonopoulos, P., Villar, O., Cottle, D., Ahmed, A. (2017) Somalia: Turkey's Pivot to Africa in the Context of Growing Inter-imperialist Rivalries. The Journal of Comparative Politics. July, (Ljubljana) 1-35.


Cobbinah, P.B. & Darkwah, R.D. (2016) African Urbanism: the Geography of Urban Greenery, Urban Forum DOI 10.1007/s12132-016-9274-z


Chirozva, C. (2015) Community agency and entrepreneurship in ecotourism planning and development in the Great Loimpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area,  Journal of Ecotourism

Cobbinah, P.B. & Anane, G.K. (2015) Climate change adaptation in rural Ghana: indigenous perceptions and strategies, Climate and Development,

Cobbinah, P.B. (2015) Local attitudes towards natural resources management in rural Ghana, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 26 Iss 3 pp. 423 - 436

Cobbinah, P.B., Thwaites, R. & Black, R. (2015) Ecotourism as a mechanism for achieving a green economy in developing countries: Experiences from Ghana, In V. Reddy & K. Wilkes (eds.), Tourism in the green economy. (pp. 225-241). London: Routledge.

Cobbinah, P.B. & Korah, P.I.  (2015) Religion gnaws urban planning: the geography of places of worship in Kumasi, Ghana, International Journal of Urban Sustainable DevelopmentDOI: 10.1080/19463138.2015.1074581

Cobbinah, P.B. (2015) Contextualising the meaning of ecotourism. Tourism Management Perspectives. Volume 16, pages 179-189

Cobbinah, P.B. (2015) Local attitudes towards natural resources management in rural Ghana, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 26 Iss 3 pp. 423 - 436

Cobbinah, P.B., Black, R.Thwaites, R. (2015) Ecotourism implementation in the Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana: administrative framework and local community experiences, Journal of Ecotourism

Cobbinah, P.B., Black, R., & Thwaites, R. (2015) Biodiversity conservation and livelihoods in rural Ghana: Impacts and coping strategies.Environmental Development

Cobbinah, P. B., Erdiaw-Kwasie,M. O., & Amoateng, P. (2015) Rethinking sustainable development within the framework of poverty and urbanisation in developing countries. Environmental Development, 13, 18-32

Cobbinah, P. B., Erdiaw-Kwasie, M.O. & Amoateng, P. (2015) Africa's urbanisation: Implications for sustainable development. J. Cities,

Cobbinah, P.B., Gaisie, E., & Owusu-Amponsah, L. (2015) Peri-urban morphology and indigenous livelihoods in Ghana. Habitat International,Vol 50. pages 120-129.

Book Chapter

Culas, R. J. and Mustapha, U. M. (2015) Climate Change and Bio-Fuel Production: Implications for Agricultural Land Use and Food Security in African Countries - Chapter 8, In: Harvie, A (edited) Food Security: Challenges, Role of Biotechnologies and Implications for Developing Countries, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, USA. p. 143-160.


Amoateng, P., Cobbinah, P.B., & Kwasi, O. (2014) Towards creation of sustainable enclaves for small and medium-size enterprises in Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Social, Human and Science Engineering, Vol 8, No 1

Napari, P.N. &  Cobbinah, P.B. (2014) ) Environmental Sanitation Dilemma in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana,  International Journal of Social, Human and Science Engineering, Vol 8, No 1.

Amoako, C., Cobbinah, P.B., & Rockson, M. (2014) Urban Infrastructure Design and Pedestrian Safety in the Kumasi Central Business District, Ghana. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security. 6:3, 235-256.


Amoateng, P., Cobbinah, P.B., Owusa-Adade,K. (2013) Managing Physical Development in Peri-Urban Areas of Kumasi, Ghana: A Case of Abuakwa. Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, v.7, n.1, p.96-109

Cobbinah, P.B., Black, R., & Thwaites, R. (2013) Dynamics of Poverty in Developing Countries: Review of Poverty Reduction Approaches.Journal of Sustainable Development; Vol. 6, No. 9; doi:10.5539/jsd.v6n9p25


Cobbinah, P.B. & Amoako, C. (2012) Urban Sprawl and the Loss of Peri-Urban Land in Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Social and Human Sciences. 6 388-397


Hanjra, M. A & Culas, R. J. (2011). The Political Economy of Maize Production and Poverty Reduction in Zambia: Analysis of the Last 50 Years. Journal of Asian and African Studies, DOI: 10.1177/0021909611402161

McCartney, M.,  Rebelo, L., Mapedza, E., de Silva, S.,  &  Finlayson, C.M. (2011): The Lukanga Swamps: Use, Conflicts, and Management,Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, 14:3-4, 293-310Anane, G.K.,Cobbinah, P.B

., & Manu, J.K. (2013) Sustainability of small and medium scale enterprises in rural Ghana: the role of microfinance institutions.Asian Economic and Financial Review, 3(8): 1003-1017