Dr Ransford A. Acheampong

Presidential Academic Fellow in Future Cities

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Biography

I joined the University of Manchester in November 2018 as a Presidential Academic Fellow in Future Cities at the Department of Planning and Environmental Management (PEM). I am also affiliated with the Spatial Policy Analysis (SPA) Lab and the Manchester Urban Institute (MUI). Prior to that, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland. At Trinity, I worked with a team of Urban Geographers and Computer Scientists on the IRC-funded Project, “Surpass: how shared autonomous cars will transform cities”

My research interests are focused on the nexus between transport and land use, and their integrated planning in cities. Key research projects that I have been involved in include understanding user adoption behaviour and impacts of emerging mobility concepts such as autonomous transport and conventional car-sharing on urban environments, modelling and simulating the co-evolution of urban structure and mobility patterns, and understanding the behavioural determinants of sustainable mobility choices such as cycling, walking and car-sharing in cities. My primary background is in the discipline of spatial planning, a subject I explore in my new book: Spatial Planning in Ghana: Origins, Contemporary Reforms and Practices, and New Perspectives published by Springer.

 

Education/Qualification

PhD, University of Cambridge, UK

MPhil, Planning, Growth and Regeneration. University of Cambridge, UK

Certificate in Principles of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Netherlands

BSc (Hons) Human Settlement Planning (First-class). Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana

Areas of expertise

  • HE Transportation and Communications - land use and transport interaction, autonomous transport, non-motorised transport, urban modelling and simulation, spatial planning, decision-support systems, smart city, driverless vehicles, self-driving cars, complex systems, agent-based modeling

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