Eric Gaisie

I’m a PhD student and Sessional Academic at the University of Melbourne, Australia. My research focuses on urbanisation, informal settlements, sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and disaster resilience. My current research examines how social capital influence the resilience of households to flooding based on a study of informal settlements in Accra, Ghana. It applies mixed methods involving household surveys and in-depth interviews, agency consultations, document review, and observations to gather data, and uses qualitative and quantitative analysis procedures for analysis. The findings from this research will help shape urban planning and disaster management policies to improve resilience to natural disasters.

Recent Publications

  1. Adu-Gyamfi, A., Cobbinah, P. B., Gaisie, E., & Kpodo, D. D. (2021). Accessing Private Rental Housing in the Absence of Housing Information in Ghana. Urban Forum,32(1) 67-85.
  2. Cobbinah, P. B., Gaisie, E., Oppong-Yeboah, N. Y., & Anim, D. O. (2020). Kumasi: Towards a sustainable and resilient cityscape. Cities, 97, 102567. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2019.102567
  3. Gaisie, E., Kim, H. M., & Han, S. S. (2019). Accra towards a city-region: Devolution, spatial development, and urban challenges. Cities, 95. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2019.102398