Dr Franklin Obeng-Odoom has joined the School of the Built Environment, the Faculty of DAB and the UTS: Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights as a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2012. Franklin joins us from the University of Sydney where he recently completed his doctoral studies in political economy (Urban Growth, Problems and Policy in Ghana: A Political Economic Analysis). During his doctoral candidature Franklin had a prolific output with some 34 refereed research papers, 6 conference papers, 4 book chapters, and 12 book review essays.
Franklin's three-year CPDRF project is: African Land Rights or Land Rights in Africa? A Study of ‘Land Rights’ in Development Discourse. How to make land rights conducive to Africa’s economic development is a source of bitter debate between advocates of individual and communal property rights.