Isaac Asante-Wusu

I grew up in Awutu-Bawjiase, a farming locality in the Central Region of Ghana.  I have a bachelor’s degree in Development Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. I also hold a master’s degree in Geography from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I am currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota.

My main academic interests lie in urban and development geography. In terms of urban geography, I am interested in the urban political economy of African cities, urban planning, sustainable urban development, and the politics of urban services provision. With respect to development geography, my interests lie in inequality in access to potable water supply, poverty, and economic globalization and its impacts on the demographic and spatial growth of cities in Africa.

My Ph.D. dissertation project is focused on urbanization and inequality in access to municipal water supply in the Accra-Tema City-Region of Ghana.