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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