University of Cape Coast

Dr Collins Adjei Mensah is a lecturer in Development Planning (with much focus on urban and regional planning) at the Department of Geography and Regional Planning of University of Cape Coast (Ghana) where he obtained both his Bachelor’s (B. A. Social Science – Geography and Economics) and Master’s (MPhil Geography specialising in urban planning) degrees. He is currently the Exams and Registration officer of the department as well as the coordinator for the the department's sandwich programmes. Dr Adjei Mensah holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Birmingham, UK and in 2016 completed a postdoctoral fellowship on rural-urban linkages in Sub-Saharan Africa at the University of Loughborough, UK.

In September 2015, the International Social Science Council selected him as a World Social Science Fellow among 20 young talented scholars across the world for his research contributions in the area of sustainable urbanisation. Dr Adjei Mensah is a strong advocate for the conservation of green spaces in African cities and has demonstrated this through his numerous publications in high impact journals and also serving as keynote speakers on Africa’s urban green spaces at both local and international conferences/summits. His research interests cover environment and development issues such as public and green space management, sustainable urban development, urban governance, poverty and housing studies, rural and urban livelihoods, and environmental sustainability. He is a member of renowned professional bodies both in Ghana and abroad such as Ghana Institute of Planners (GIP), Ghana Geographers Association (GGA), Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP) and American Association of Geographers (AAG).