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Housing transformation, rent gap and gentrification in Ghana's traditional houses: Insight from compound houses in Bantama, Ghana

Housing Studies have published a paper co-authored by Richmond Ehwi.

The paper, co-authored with Lewis Abedi Asante and published in September 2020, examines the ongoing transformation in Ghana's traditional compound houses. Physical transformation, where modification of compound houses into apartments, is seen to lead to stratospheric increases in rent and the apparent gentrification of what is ostensibly housing for those on low incomes. The paper concludes by reflecting on the potential consequences of this transformation and makes a case for urgent policy intervention in the ongoing transformation of compound houses.

Lewis Abedi Asante & Richmond Juvenile Ehwi (2020) Housing transformation, rent gap and gentrification in Ghana’s traditional houses: Insight from compound houses in Bantama, Kumasi, Housing Studies, DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2020.1823331

 

Authors

Lewis Asante

Richmond Ehwi

Publication Date

September 2020