Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Ricmond is a Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research (CCHPR), a University of Cambridge research centre conducting innovative, policy-relevant research. Since joining the CCHPR on a UKRI funded project, he has been researching smart cities. His recent projects have looked at: developing a co-creative stakeholder engagement framework for smart city initiatives, the ethical underpinning of decision-making in smart city governance, problem-framing and vertical selection in UK smart cities. He has also researched the use of modular homes to tackle homelessness in Cambridge and the barriers faced by the self-build and custom housebuilding sector in the UK. In tandem with his UK-based research, Richmond has been researching rental housing markets and the emergence of gated communities and new cities in Ghana.
Before joining CCHPR, 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 Cambridge Ruskin International College (CRIC) and facilitated the module on Enterprise Development and Business Consulting at the Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST-Accra Campus.
Richmond Ehwi holds a PhD in Land Economy and an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration, both of which he obtained from the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK. He also has a BSc in Land Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.