The proposal to redevelop Jamestown would not only occupy a prime site with historical significance, it would displace a large community along with their heritage, skills and traditions.
Focusing on everyday politics can help explain why powerful interest groups undermine policies that might improve the public good.
Archaeological research at Christiansborg Castle in Ghana has provided an in-depth understanding of Danish, Ga and Danish-Ga lived experiences during the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade.
Ghana needs to deal with the underlying causes of floods and prepare people for them.
Research in Ghana shows that improving slum housing could be one of the alternatives to the capital's housing crisis.
Walking is crucial during the Chale Wote festival as most activities happen on the street.
Self-organisation initiatives taken by slum residents across Africa can help urban development.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
Accra and Johannesburg have some way to go before making it onto anyone's top 20. Both cities have a desperate gap between rich and poor but inequality is not a uniquely African problem.
A key argument in support of the jury system is that it is a valued form of citizen participation in democracies. But the system has led to human rights abuses in Ghana.
Ghana’s Chale Wote festival's main aim is to provide an alternative platform for the arts. It uses street arts to break creative boundaries and cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa.
Building better, inclusive cities involves enabling the wise use of public land and taxes to ensure that high-quality housing and amenities are provided for all at a lower cost.
Urban planning and development in Africa has been fraught with many challenges. A study of Accra and Nairobi provides some lessons on what needs to improve.