Department:School of Economics, Finance and Law
Areas of Expertise: Law
Rob was Reader and Professor in Land Management at Anglia Ruskin University from 2002-2017.
Previously, Rob was Principal Lecturer and Reader in Planning at University of East London, and also Lecturer in the Department of Land Management & Development at the University of Reading. He also held visiting positions at the Universities of Onati (Spain), Stellenbosch & Pretoria (South Africa), Ife, (Nigeria), Copperbelt (Zambia), Haifa (Israel), Kyoto (Japan), and Hong Kong.
Rob Home's research interests combine history, law and urban planning, both in the UK and developing countries.
Rob supervised 22 doctoral students to completion, including dissertations on:
He also examined 28 doctorates, including at Universities of South Australia, KTH Stockholm, TU Delft; Pretoria, Free State, National University of Ireland.
2013 Of planting and planning: The making of British colonial cities 2nd ed (1st ed 1996) Spon.
2012 Essays in African Land Law and Case Studies in African Land Law Pretoria University Law Press for World Bank.
2004 (with H.Lim) Demystifying The Mystery of Capital: Land Titling in Africa and the Caribbean, Glasshouse Press.
Articles, book chapters
2017 'Global Systems Foundations of the Discipline: Colonial, Post-Colonial and Other Power Structures' in Hein, C. (ed) Routledge Handbook of Planning History.
2017 Deregulating planning control over Britain’s housing stock International Journal of Law and Built Environment
2016 'Urbanism and Master Planning' (with A.D.King) in Bremner, A. (ed) Oxford History of the British Empire: Architecture and Urbanism.
2016 'Squatting and encroachment in British colonial history' in Anders, F. & Sedlmaier A. (eds) Historical Perspectives on Squatting, Routledge Studies in Modern History.
2014 'Legal histories of planning and colonialism' in Oldfield, S. & Parnell, S. (eds) Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South.
2014 Colonial Urban Planning in Anglophone Africa, in Silva, C.N. (ed) Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa. Routledge.
2012 'Colonial Township Laws and Urban Governance in Kenya' Journal of African Law.
2012 'Forced eviction and planning enforcement: the Dale Farm Gypsies', International Journal of Law in the Built Environment.
2017 'Land and the right to development in Africa', Conference on Right to Development in Africa (Pretoria, South Africa).
2008 ‘Islamic land law and empowerment of the poor', FIG/WPLA conference (Bergen, Norway).
2005 International workshop convenor on 'Squatters or Settlers?: Rethinking Ownership, Occupation and Use in Land Law' at Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain.
Television and radio interviews on house-building crisis and Gypsy/traveller accommodation needs.