Francis Owusu

Professor and Chair [C R P]
Dept:Community & Regional Planning
Office:146 Design
715 Bissell Rd
Ames IA
50011-1066
Phone:515-294-7769
Website:http://www.public.iastate.edu/~fowusu/index.html

My research straddles the bridges between development and planning. My research on Africa and the developing world focuses on examining the relationship between neo-liberal economic reforms and the nature of African urban economies; exploring the relationship between organizational cultures and public sector reforms; and engaging debates over the theoretical and conceptual issues surrounding development policy in Africa. In my research on U.S. policy, I have worked on developing sustainable development indicators, explored the relationship between urban development and smart growth, and analyzed the location of ethanol plants in the Midwest.