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Richmond Ewhi's paper, which examines the functions performed by walls in gated communities in Ghana, has been published by the journal Housing Studies.

Examining the functions of walls from the perspectives of developers of gated communities and their residents, the paper looks at how internal walls are used to segregate residents into different economic and social classes, often under the pretext of offering different housing choices. It draws on empirical data from two gated communities in Accra, and casts doubt on the widely touted view that gated communities offer a better sense of security for residents.

Richmond Juvenile Ehwi (2021) “Walls within walls: examining the variegated purposes for walling in Ghanaian gated communities”, Housing Studies, DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2021.1900795


Publication Date

March 2021