About S. Emmanuelle Laurinda Godjo

S. Emmanuelle Laurinda Godjo is a young urban planner. She completed her Master's degree in Spatial Planning for Growing Economies (SPRING) at the Technische Universität of Dortmund, Germany with a specialisation in development planning at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. She is currently Programme Officer – Urban Planner of the Justice Empowerment Initiative (JEI), an affiliated organisation of Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI) in Benin. Laurinda is also an alumna of the U.S State Department for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African leaders in 2019. She is passionate about topics related to slums upgrading, advocating for urban poor, smart cities, and community participation in urban planning.

Smart Cities and Slum Resilience

By |2024-01-04T08:43:56+01:00October 8th 2019|

The concept of smart cities brings with it both risks and opportunities for informal settlements. Through technical innovation, they do have the potential of making slums more resilient, argues Laurinda Godjo – if they are not only smart cities but also inclusive cities.

Having a Say in What Affects Your Life: Youth Participation in Kumasi, Ghana

By |2024-01-03T11:16:41+01:00February 21st 2019|

In Ghana, several policies and laws aim at including youth in urban planning processes. In reality, however, youth do not take part in city development. Emmanuelle Laurinda Godjo analyses the causes and suggests measures that authorities should take.

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