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Seth Asare Okyere

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

I am a development planner, researcher and currently assistant professor at the Graduate of School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan. I hold a PhD in Urban Engineering with emphasis Urban and Development Planning from Osaka University (Japan). My work and research experiences intersect between development planning, urbanism and sustainable development in global south cities. Broadly, grounded interdisciplinary research to support evidence-based policy and interventions to reduce socio-spatial vulnerabilities and to enhance locally-based approaches for sustainable communities and societies. My experiences include acton/ community-based research, international project coordination, supervision, mentoring and research authorship that span collaborations and activities across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor, Osaka University (Graduate School of Engineering)
  • 2013–2014
    Research Assistant, MyNeighborhood Project, Politecnico di Milano (Department of Architecture and Urban studies), Milan
  • 2010–2011
    Teaching and Research Assistant, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


  • 2018 
    Osaka University, PhD Engineering (Urban Development Planning)
  • 2013 
    Politecnico di Milano, MSc Urban Planning and Policy Design
  • 2009 
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, BSc Development Planning

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Urban mobilities for Informal Settlement improvement
    Project Coordinator
    Funding Source:
    Osaka-University College London GKP
  • 2016
    Special study for innovations in community development
    Team member
    Funding Source:
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2015
    International research to harmonise nature-mankind relationship
    Principal Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation (Panasonic)