New Faculty Seminar: Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, “Planning the Postcolony: Planning Dilemma within Africa’s Plural Legal Land System”
March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
This talk presents initial findings from an ongoing project on postcolonial planning and land tenure dilemmas in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA). The work interrogates how plural legal land systems support or constrain practices used to declare areas of value, zones of exception, and property ownership for development purposes. Discussing findings from case studies in Ghana, this talk invites conversations about both the seemingly ‘schizophrenic’ development conditions (e.g. informal settlements) and possible antidotes to the increasingly commodified, plural legal land system in SSA.