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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research



Richmond Ehwi's PhD (Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge) examined 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.


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Projects and Publications

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

Research Associate
Dr Richmond   Ehwi

Contact Details

01223 (3)37128