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  Water metabolism in cities: towards a deeper understanding of the lifecycle of drinking water in the urbanocene
  Dr V Inglezakis
Applications accepted all year round

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The urbanization trend is an undeniable fact worldwide in large and small cities. The urban conglomeration is continuously evolving as an organic entity that metabolizes energy, food and water into economic growth and waste.
  Machine learning based movement tracking from Internet-of-Things [IoT] devices to better understand the link between human behaviour and environmental stressors in cities
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Dr D Topping, Prof J Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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The population in cities around the world is growing. Eighty-five per cent of humanity – some nine billion people - will live in cities by the end of this century.
  Going Circular - Addressing the Climate Emergency: calculating the greenhouse gas savings arising from adopting a circular development pathway in cities
  Dr J Williams
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The research aims to determine the reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from transitioning to a circular development pathway in cities (see http://circularcitieshub.com/ for more information).
  CMEES-WEEG-574: Urban light pollution: understanding impacts on aquatic environments
  Dr A Vowles, Dr P Kemp
Application Deadline: 20 August 2020

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The world has undergone wide-scale urbanisation in recent decades. From 1950-2018 the number of people living in cities grew from 30% to 55%, and this value is projected to increase to 68% by 2050.
  Green cities: how our decisions affect landscape biodiversity
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr A Helden, Dr T Ings
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Personal Data Store, Smart Cities Data Marketplaces, and Sensing as a Service for Internet of Things (Self-Funded Only)
  Research Group: Complex Systems
  Prof O F Rana, Dr C Perera
Applications accepted all year round

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The Internet of Things envisions the creation of an environment where everyday objects (e.g., microwaves, fridges, cars, coffee machines) are connected to the Internet and make users’ lives more productive, efficient, and convenient.
  Passive cooling in cities: a multi-scale modelling approach
  Dr Z Luo, Prof S Grimmond
Applications accepted all year round

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"Passive cooling (e.g. Natural ventilation) is regarded as an important building technology to reduce energy consumption, overheating risk and promote sustainability in the built environment.
  Urban Tree for Cooling Cities
  Prof L Shao
Applications accepted all year round

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This project aims to gain new and in-depth understanding of urban tree – built environment interactions. It will be carried out in the context of prevention of summer overheating and creation of comfortable outdoor and indoor living environments for city dwellers.
  Water Sensitive Cities and Commons: using recycled water for maintenance irrigation to sustain green-blue infrastructure and to supplement the urban form hydrology
  Dr K Hyde
Applications accepted all year round

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Communities with existing urban water infrastructure face barriers to engagement between the urban community and the urban water environment; for example in the case of streams still culverted or unhealthy, overgrown feeder streams and ponds that have lost a social role or function.
  AI to the rescue of climate change, modelling air quality for cleaner urban planning
  Research Group: Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group
  Dr L Babu Saheer, Dr J Zarrin
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Computing, Informatics and Applications Research Group. https://auth-authoring-prod.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/computing-informatics-and-applications.
  Global resilience assessment using artificial neural network
  Research Group: Built Environment Research Group
  Dr M Imani, Dr D Hajializadeh
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Built Environment Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/built-environment-research-group.
  Constructing Creative Industry Eco-Systems: Building Communities of Practice (Advert Reference: SF19/BL/MOS/WILSON)
  Dr S Wilson, Prof D Charles, Dr R Prescott
Applications accepted all year round

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The creative industries employ over 3 million people in the UK and are recognised as essential to tourism development and urban regeneration in post-industrial cities, through contributions to the arts, heritage and cultural sector to local economic vitality and a sense of place in both cultural and economic terms.
  Planning and Environment PhD opportunities

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Change lives and shape futures with a PhD in Planning and Environmental Management. Our research concerns the development of the communities and places in which we live and work.
  Investigating Transport System Risks due to Cyber-Physical Security Threats
  Prof S Shaikh, Dr H Nga Nyguen
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The successful candidate will be joining the project ‘Investigating Transport System Risks due to Cyber-Physical Security Threats’ in the Systems Security Group at Coventry.
  Resilience-based asset management in Integrated Urban Wastewater System (IUWS)
  Research Group: Built Environment Research Group
  Dr M Imani
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Built Environment Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/built-environment-research-group.
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