Francis Owusu

Professor and Chair [C R P]
Dept:Community & Regional Planning
Office:146 Design
715 Bissell Rd
Ames IA

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.