Urban Growth Modeling

I have developed an international reputation for my expertise in the urban modeling and management of tropical soils. I used logistical regressions and neural networks to model the expansion of fast growing cities in sub-Saharan African countries and their impact on surrounding natural resource base. These realistic models can be used for better city planning.


The Growth of the City of Niamey, Niger


Urban Land Use and soil Quality

  • Study in Kumasi, Ghana, showed that soils influenced by runoff from a micro-enterprise center (Magazine) had enhanced levels of Cr, Co, Cu, Hg, Pb and Zn but no apparent threat from As and Ni pollution.
  • Considering the rate of expansion of the micro-center and waste disposal practices, environmental integrity could be compromised.