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Title: The malaise of landscape practice in Ghana
Authors: Brobbey, Kingsley
Issue Date: 14-Feb-1998
Series/Report no.: 2599;
Abstract: For a successful development of landscape practice in Ghana to achieve its objectives of being functional, ecological and aesthetic, certain limitations and constraints that plague the practice must be addressed. This study examined the problems that militate against proper functioning of professional landscape practice in Ghana. It revealed that in developed countries such as United Kingdom and United States of America, the practice has contributed immensely to the success and effectiveness of physical and environmental development through proper planning, design and management efforts. In these countries, institutional and professional framework have been established and where the three areas of interest and expertise in landscape practice namely architecture, science and management operate to fulfil the aims and objectives of the profession. A comparison showed that in Ghana the practice is in its formative stage and cannot achieve a wide range of objectives due to social, economic, technical and institutional/administrative factors. A recommendation based on the analysis of these problems put forward the following as solutions. First and foremost is a proposal to the educational authorities to factor the essentials of environmental science into our basic schools curricular to raise awareness which will later enforce public consciousness in the preservation and conservation of the environment. Effort must be made to train landscape practitioners to provide the professional manpower requirement and thereby minimising the unprofessional influence of quack practitioners. There should be the creation of proper of institutional/administrative structures for effective and efficient landscape administration and for the promotion of landscape practice. Lastly a call to the government of Ghana to accord the landscape professional body recognition when establish.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of the Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Studies, 1998
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2881
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