Climate Change Resilience in Urban Mobility

The CLIMACCESS project presents a comprehensive research effort towards a better understanding of the links between climate change scenarios, urban accessibility and the mobility of urban residents in the Accra region.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, our team of Ghanaian and Danish partners investigates the physical and human factors that determine the impacts of climate change on mobility and accessibility, with the aim of developing strategies for increasing climate change resilience within urban mobility in the Ghanaian capital.




















Møller-Jensen, L., Allotey A.N., Kofie R.Y. and Yankson, P.W.K. (2020):
A Comparison of Satellite-Based Estimates of Urban Agglomeration Size for the Accra Area.
International Journal of Geoinformation, 9(2):79, January 2020.  Link to paper.

Trepekli, K., Balstrøm, T., Friborg, T., Fog, B.,  Allotey, A.N., Kofie, R.Y. & Møller-Jensen, L. (2022): 
UAV-borne, LiDAR-based elevation modelling: a method for improving local-scale urban flood risk assessment. 
Natural Hazards 22-3-2022.

Andreasen, M.H., Agergaard, J., Møller-Jensen, L., Oteng-Ababio, M. & Yiran, G.A.B. (2022):
Recurrent Flooding, Fragile Infrastructure and Climate Change. Sustainability 2022, 14. Link to paper

Møller-Jensen, L., Agergaard, J., Andreasen, M.H., Kofie, R.Y,  Yiran, G.A.B. & Oteng-Ababio, M. (2022):
Probing political paradox: Urban expansion, floods risk vulnerability and social justice in urban Africa.
Journal of Urban Affairs 2022, DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2022.2108436

Andreasen, M. H., Agergaard, J., Kofie, R. Y., Møller-Jensen, L., & Oteng-Ababio, M. (2022): Urban encroachment in ecologically sensitive areas: Drivers, impediments and consequences. Buildings and Cities, 3(1), pp. 920–938.

Andreasen, M.H., Agergaard, J., Allotey, A.N.M., Møller‑Jensen, L. and Oteng‑Ababio, M. (2022):
Built‑in Flood Risk: the Intertwinement of Flood Risk and Unregulated Urban Expansion in African Cities. Urban Forum. Link to paper

Møller-Jensen, L., Allotey, A.N.M., Kofie, R.Y and Yiran, G.A.B. (2023):
How Does Flooding Influence Intra-Urban Mobility? The Case of Accra. Sustainability 15. Link to paper

Oteng-Ababio, M., Agergaard, J., Møller-Jensen, L and Andreasen, M.H. (2024):
Flood risk reduction and resilient city growth in sub-Saharan Africa: searching for coherence in Accra's urban planning. Front. Sustain. Cities, 6, 2024. Link to paper 

Yiran, G.A.B., Oteng-Ababio, M., Allotey, A.N.M., Kofie, R.Y. and Møller-Jensen, L. (2024):
Spatial Analysis of Exposure of Roads to Flooding and Its Implications for Mobility in Urban/Peri-Urban Accra.
ISPRS Int.J.Geo-Inf, 13, 111, 2024. Link to paper

Kofie, R.Y, Allotey, A.N.M., Møller-Jensen, Lasse and Yiran, G.A.B (2024): 
A geospatial perspective of flood risk hotspots, transport networks and emergency response services in Accra, Ghana. Dan. J. Geography, Routledge, 2024. Link to paper


Methods for analyzing the mobility impacts of urban flood events 
30. December 2020. Ver. 1.2

Methods for processing and analyzing UAV-retrieved Lidar and RBG data covering selected areas in Accra 16. Februar 2021

Accra Flood Modelling - Workflow documentation, 2. December 2020 


Kick-off Workshop Report 27.  June 2018

Influence of climate change on the future precipitation pattern in the region of Ghana
31. January 2019 

Report on the Field validation of UAV-Lidar point clouds data (for flood modelling) in Accra: The case of Santa Maria, University of Ghana Legon Campus/Okponglo and Adenta. 21. January 2021 

Change Detection Analysis of heavy rainfall events in Accra from 2018-2020 using Sentinel-1 SAR. 22 March 2022

Workshop Report: The Role Of Emergency Response During Floods In Accra. 17. August 2022

Technical Report: A geospatial approach to the study of flood risk hotspots, transport networks and emergency response services in four peripheral areas of Accra. CSIR - Institute for Scientific and Technological Information, June 2023

Report on the Dissemination and Outreach Workshop, African Regent, Accra, 15th November, 2023


Conference publications

Consistency in remote sensing-based urban mapping for growth and mobility analysis, 
Lasse Møller-Jensen and Albert Allotey
ISPRS Archives, XLII-4/W16, pp. 675-676, 2019

IGN working paper - settlement reports 

Urban expansion and consolidation in Accra’s peripheries: An examination of development and flood risk in four settlements. IGN Working Paper Series, 
December 2020 

Policy briefs

Flooding in Accra: Between ineffective spatial planning and climate change. Climaccess Policy Brief No 1, May 2021

Flooding in Accra: Implications for intra-urban mobility. Climaccess Policy Brief No 2, Jan. 2024

PhD course reports

PhD course report by Prince Martin Gyekye, 
August 2020 

Master thesis reports

Yipeng Liu: Spatial properties of urban emergency response strategies during flooding disasters. Master Thesis Report, June 2023

Rebecca Marslew Grønlund & Johanna Pfaffenzeller: Flood adaptation in Glefe: Exploring adaptation strategies, challenges, and possibilities for future development. Master Thesis Report, September 2023


Introduction to the Inception Workshop27. June 2018.

NADMO presentation for Inception Workshop 27. June 2018. 

Urban mobility patterns, livelihood strategies and vulnerability27. June 2018. 

How can local risk of flooding be analysed using drones?27. June 2018. 

Stormwater screening of Accra.27. June 2018. 

How may we indentify flood-prone areas from city-wide terrain models?18. August 2018. 

CLIMACCESS presentation at open-day (CSIR-INSTI)20. September 2018. 

CLIMACCESS presentation at CSIR-INSTI workshop. 18. October 2018. 

Consistency in Remote Sensing-based Urban Mapping for Growth and Mobility Analysis.15. October 2019.

UAV-LiDAR observations increase the precision of urban flood modelling in Accra by detecting critical micro-topographic features. EGU Conference 29. April 2021

Impact of urban expansion on livelihoods in Accra. G. Yiran. 10. Nov 2021.

The effects of perennial floods on the urban mobility patter in peri-urban Accra. S. Y. Fiatornu. 8. Dec 2021.

"Every time it rains": Navigating recurrent flooding, fragile infrastructure and associated mobility disruptions in  Accra’s periphery. Presentation at the AAG conference March 23-27 2023.  Link

Climate change-related risks in Metropolitan Accra: Is Glefe [in]visible to adaptation? Presentation at the AAG conference March 23-27 2023. Link

Identifying storm water prone locations in Accra, Ghana from a 1D hydrologic modelling validated by UAV-LiDAR. Presentation at the AAG conference March 23-27 2023. Link

Hotspots of flood-induced mobility constraints in Accra. Presentation at the AAG conference March 23-27 2023. Link


Arc-Malstrøm: A 1D hydrologic screening method for stormwater assessments based on geometric networks
Thomas Balstrøm and David Crawford, Computer and Geosciences vol 116, July 2018. 

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Opportunities, challenges and bad weather

Møller-Jensen, M. & Agergaard, J. (2022): Mobility Regimes and Equity in Urban Transport: Examining Women’s Mobility Experiences in Accra. In: Transport and Mobility Futures in Urban Africa (Chapter 7). Ransford A. Acheampong, Karen Lucas, Michael Poku-Boansi, Chinebuli Uzondu (ed's). The Urban Book Series, Springer 2022. 























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