Eric Yankson

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
Mining Building, Floor 1, Room 071

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.


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

Professional Affiliations 

  • UAA
  • APA
  • ASPA

Research Focus Areas

  • 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

Courses Currently Teaching


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


  • 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 Sciences4(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)

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