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dc.contributor.authorOkyere, Seth Asare
dc.contributor.authorFrimpong, Louis Kusi
dc.contributor.authorOviedo, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorMensah, Stephen Leonard
dc.contributor.authorFianoo, Isaac Nevis
dc.contributor.authorNieto-Combariza, Maria José
dc.contributor.authorAbunyewah, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorAdkins, Arlie
dc.contributor.authorKita, Michihiro
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-25T18:08:33Z
dc.date.available2024-01-25T18:08:33Z
dc.date.issued2024-01-05
dc.identifier.citationOkyere, S. A., Frimpong, L. K., Oviedo, D., Mensah, S. L., Fianoo, I. N., Nieto-Combariza, M. J., ... & Kita, M. (2024). Policy-reality gaps in Africa’s walking cities: Contextualizing institutional perspectives and residents’ lived experiences in Accra. Journal of Urban Affairs, 1-22.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0735-2166
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07352166.2023.2296105
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/670766
dc.description.abstractThis paper confronts the current policy landscape and lived experiences of walking in African cities through the lens of policies, plans, institutional, and residents’ narratives. The paper builds on qualitative evidence drawn from content analysis and semi-structured interviews with local-level stakeholders across policy sectors concerned directly or indirectly with walking and walkability in the city. Perspectives from local government institutions are first reviewed to ascertain considerations for accessibility, safety, and pleasurability dimensions of walking and, second, contrasted with the lived walking experiences of residents of low-income settlements in Accra. Results indicate limited attention to pleasurability dimensions in both policy and municipal plans and significant incongruities with residents’ lived realities of walking. This parallel between the frameworks and plans underpinning the construction of the walking environment and the lived experiences of those affected by such decisions seeks to nuance debates about policy-reality (dis)junctures in African urbanism.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOsaka Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden_US
dc.rights© 2024 Urban Affairs Association.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en_US
dc.subjectUrban Studiesen_US
dc.subjectSociology and Political Scienceen_US
dc.subjectGeography, Planning and Developmenten_US
dc.subjectAccraen_US
dc.subjectlived experiencesen_US
dc.subjecttransport policyen_US
dc.subjectwalkabilityen_US
dc.subjectWalkingen_US
dc.titlePolicy-reality gaps in Africa’s walking cities: Contextualizing institutional perspectives and residents’ lived experiences in Accraen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9906
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Urban Affairsen_US
dc.description.note18 month embargo; first published 05 January 2024en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1080/07352166.2023.2296105
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Urban Affairs
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.endpage22


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