Seth Appiah-Opoku


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  • phone (205) 348-2731
  • office location Farrah Hall 230


  • PhD, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • MSc, Univeristy of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • BSc (Honors), University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • BA, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Research Areas

  • Environmental and transportation planning
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Natural resource conservation
  • Indigenous ecological knowledge
  • Ecotourism
  • International development

Selected Publications

  • Appiah-Opoku, S. (2017) International Development. Croatia: Intech Publishers. 172 pp.
  • Appiah-Opoku, S., Glass, C., Weber, J., Jones, S.L., and Chan, A. (Forthcoming) The Role of Bikeshare programs in Transit-Oriented Development: The Case of Birmingham, Alabama. Journal of Urban Planning and Development.
  • Asare-Akuffo, F., Boakye, R.T., Appiah-Opoku,S., and J.O. Sobanjo. (2019). Spatial Accessibility to Hospital Facilities: The Case of Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of African Geographical Review, published online 11 July, 2019.
  • Appiah-Opoku, S., and S. Adu-Prah (2017). Spatiotemporal evidence of climate change across diverse agro-ecological zones in Ghana, Journal of African Geographical Review, Published online: 24 Nov 2017.
  • Jones, S.L, Walsh, J., and Appiah-Opoku, S. (2016). Rural Transport health and Safety in Sub-Saharan Africa: Online Survey Snapshot of Expert Opinion. Journal of Development Southern Africa, Vol.33, pp. 677-702.
  • Appiah-Opoku, S., S. Jones, and T. Moses. 2015. Urban transport projects screening in Ghana: A theoretical approach to a more inclusive practice. International Journal of Intelligent Transportation and Urban Planning 3(2): 47-56.
  • Steven, J., T. Moses, and S. Appiah-Opoku, 2015. Incorporating stakeholder input into transport project selection—A step towards urban prosperity in developing countries? Habitat International: 1-9.
  • Moses, T., J. Steven, and S. Appiah-Opoku. 2014. System user involvement in sustainable urban transport decision-making. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences. 5:145-150.
  • Appiah-Opoku, S., and C. H. Bryan. 2013. Environmental assessment follow-up in Ghana: Challenges and opportunities. Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment Review.
  • Jones, S., Tefe, M., and S. Appiah-Opoku. 2013. Proposed framework for sustainability screening of urban transport projects in developing countries: A case study of Accra, Ghana. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 49: 21-34.
  • Appiah-Opoku, S, and C. Taylor. 2012. Ecological footprint of the average college student in the U.S.: A case study of the University of Alabama. In: Appiah-Opoku, S. (Ed.), Environmental Land Use Planning. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishers.
  • Appiah-Opoku, S. 2012. Environmental Land Use Planning. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishers, 232 pp.
  • Role of Bikeshare Probgrams in Transit-Oriented Development: Case of Birmingham, Alabama
  • Land Use Change and Sustainability
  • Spatiotemporal evidence of recent climate variability in Ghana
  • Urban Transport Projects Screening in Ghana: A Theoretical Approach to a More Inclusive Practice.
  • Incorporating Stakeholder Input into Transport Project Selection – A Step Towards Urban prosperity in Developing Countries?