Promovierende / DAAD Stipendiatin

Joyce Angnayeli Eledi Kuusaana M.Sc.

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  • Stadt- und Regionalplanung
  • Infrastruktuplanung


The Making of Urban Resilience: Critical Energy Infrastructure in Accra and Dar es Salaam (working title)

As in many African cities, the provision of critical infrastructure services in Accra (Ghana) and Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) has often been characterized by regular interruptions, breakdowns and failures of centralized networks. This research seeks to examine how various stakeholders improvise and develop creative responses in co-providing, supplementing, retrofitting and backing up unreliable power supply by centralized public systems. It seeks to create an understanding of the nature of vulnerability and the meaning of resilience in African cities while examining the role of urban and infrastructure planning and governance mechanisms in creating resilience in electricity service delivery.

10/2011 – 12/2013 MSc. Infrastruktur Planung, Universität Stuttgart – Deutschland
08/2008 – 06/2010 PG. Dip. Architektur, KNUST, Kumasi – Ghana
08/2004 – 06/2008 BSc. Architektur, KNUST, Kumasi – Ghana

Ghana Institute of Architects

Eledi Kuusaana, J., Monstadt, J., & Smith, S. (2023). Toward Urban Resilience? Coping with Blackouts in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Urban Technology, 30(2), 79-101.

Eledi Kuusaana, J., Monstadt, J., & Smith, S. (2023). Practicing Urban Resilience to Electricity Service Disruption in Accra, Ghana. Energy Research and Social Science, 95, [102885].