Alhassan Ibrahim

Alhassan Ibrahim

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Alhassan is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Architecture and Built Environment in the University of Adelaide. He obtained his MPhil degree in Planning, Growth and Regeneration from the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, and a BSc. (Honours) degree in Human Settlement Planning from the Department of Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining the University of Adelaide as a PhD Candidate, he worked as a Project Consultant at Training, Research and Networking for Development Group, an NGO which primarily focuses on providing sustainable solutions to water and sanitation problems through research among others in Ghana.

His research interest generally falls within urban regeneration, urban planning, water recourse management and evaluation of regeneration projects. Currently, he is examining innovative ways in which rainwater could be managed as valuable water resource that will benefit society and also as a means of adapting to flood incidents.

My current research focuses on the application of the emerging innovative approaches to the management of flooding through urban planning and design. It seeks to promote adaptive urban planning and design that will successfully implement nature-based solutions as a means of exterminating the negative consequences associated with flooding whiles making the flood water beneficial to the urban system. GIS and Remote Sensing are used to simulate the urban land cover and how application of the nature-based solutions could improve the infiltration of water into the urban setting. This research is situated within my general research background and interest of urban regeneration and water management.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Ibrahim, A., & Siiba, A. (2019). Spatial planning through the political landscape of Ghana: examining the nexus between election manifestos and planning. Territory, Politics, Governance.
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    2016 Acheampong, R. A., & Ibrahim, A. (2016). One Nation, Two Planning Systems? Spatial Planning and Multi-Level Policy Integration in Ghana: Mechanisms, Challenges and the Way Forward. Urban Forum, 27(1), 1-18.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Ibrahim, A., Bartsch, K., & Sharifi, E. (2019). Green Infrastructure and Green Governance: A Retrospective Analysis of Flood Mitigation at Adelaide’s Linear Park.
Date Name Funding Body Description
2018 Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Supplementary Scholarship Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) 3 Year Postgraduate Scholarship Top-up (AU$7000.00 per annum)
2017 Beacon of Enlightenment PhD Scholarship The University of Adelaide 3-year full scholarship for PhD Studies
2014 Cambridge Commonwealth Shared Scholarship The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and the University of Cambridge 1-year full scholarship for Master of Philosophy studies

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