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Richmond Ehwi

Richmond  Ehwi

Research Associate

Office Phone: 01223 (3)37128


Richmond Ehwi recently completed his PhD at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, with a thesis examining the proliferation of gated communities in Ghana. For his MPhil, Richmond studied Planning, Growth and Regeneration in the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. He also has a BSc in Land Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

Prior to joining CCHPR on a CDBB-funded project, Richmond worked as a Research Associate at the Oxford Research Group in Accra, Ghana where he co-authored the first National Philanthropy Report. He is a founding member of the Property and Planning Institute of Ghana and worked as an estate manager in a gated community in Accra. After completing his MPhil, Richmond interned with CCHPR as a Research Assistant and contributed to a report aimed at addressing the UK’s housing deficit through New Towns.

Richmond has taught Foundational Economics at the Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC). His research interests include: gated communities, land administration, housing market analysis, land use planning and more recently, stakeholder engagement in smart city initiatives and digital innovations in planning.

Key Publications

Ehwi, R.J, Morrison, N. & Tyler, P. (2019) Gated communities and land administration challenges in Ghana: reappraising the reasons why people move into gated communities, Housing Studies. DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2019.1702927

Ehwi, R.J & Asante, L.A (2016) Ex-Post Analysis of Land Title Registration in Ghana Since 2008 Merger: Accra Lands Commission in Perspective, Sage Open, 6(2), pp. 1-17 DOI: 10.1177/2158244016643351