GEOG 462-Transportation and the Space Economy


This course will examine transport and economic development within the regional settings of Africa and North America with special emphasis on Ghanaian and Nigerian situations. The outline includes the general theme of transport and economic development, the development of the transportation system in Africa with special emphasis  on Ghana and Nigeria, the development of the transportation system in North America, a critical appraisal of a model of transport development in under-developed countries, the problem of African land-locked states and accessibility to the sea, transportation development and urbanization, transportation within the urban milieu and contributions of improved transportation to overall societal development.