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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Raymond Asomani-Boateng

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Raymond Asomani Boateng



About Raymond

Raymond Asomani-Boateng is a Professor in the Urban and Regional Studies Institute at Minnesota State University Mankato where he has been a faculty member since 2004.  Raymond completed his Ph.D. at University of Waterloo in Canada and his undergraduate studies at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, and Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Raymond’s research focuses on sustainable urban development, indigenous African urban forms waste management and urban agriculture. He has published extensively on solid waste management, and urban agriculture in sub-Sahara Africa. His research has been published in top journals including Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER). Case Studies in Transport, Journal of Environmental Systems, Habitat International, Third World Planning Review and Journal of Urbanism. Raymond reviews for the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER), Habitat International, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR) Public Transport, Wetlands, Geo-journal, and African Geographical Review.

At MSU, Raymond teaches Planning Law, Planning the Built Environment, Planning Theory, Environmental Planning, and Sustainable Communities. Raymond serves on Department, College and University Committees, and serve as chair for his departments search committee. He is the founder and director of MSU Ghana Study Abroad Program and has developed the Pen for Life Program to assist deprived rural schools in rural communities in Ghana with school supplies. He is a recipient of Minnesota State University Faculty Research Grant, Faculty Improvement Grant, College of Social and Behavioral Science Frontier Forum Award and Minnesota State University Global Citizen Award.


Asomani-Boateng, Raymond. "Local Networks Commodity Queens and the Management of Organic Solid Waste in Indigenous Open-Air Markets in Accra, Ghana." Journal of Planning Education and Research 36, no. 2 (2016): 182-194.


Asomani-Boateng, Raymond, Russell J. Fricano, and Frank Adarkwa. "Assessing the socio-economic impacts of rural road improvements in Ghana: A case study of Transport Sector Program Support (II)." Case Studies on Transport Policy 3, no. 4 (2015): 355-366.


Asomani-Boateng, Raymond. "Borrowing from the past to sustain the present and the future: indigenous African urban forms, architecture, and sustainable urban development in contemporary Africa." Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability 4, no. 3 (2011): 239-262.


Asomani-Boateng, Raymond. "Closing the loop community-based organic solid waste recycling, urban gardening, and land use planning in Ghana, West Africa." Journal of Planning Education and Research 27, no. 2 (2007): 132-145.


Asomani-Boateng, Raymond. "Urban cultivation in Accra: an examination of the nature, practices, problems, potentials and urban planning implications." Habitat international 26, no. 4 (2002): 591-607.


Office: 106B Morris Hall

Phone: 507-389-5030