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  Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam
IHS. is a cooperative institute of the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).
  Spatially Integrated Models to Improve Urban Freight Transport Systems
  Prof P Chhetri
Applications accepted all year round
The project aims to develop a “sustainable urban freight distribution,” model which maximises the distribution. efficiency, while minimising the environmental and social impacts, of the distribution of goods in urban areas.
  Exploiting Innovative Synergies Between Environment, Health, Heritage, Business and Tourism to Improve the Maintenance and Financial Stability of Inland Waterways Infrastructure
  Prof S Chastin, Prof J Lennon, Prof J Harris
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
This is a prestigious Scholarship awarded for four years with generous travel and research funds. It is a collaboration between the Centre for Living and Moffat Centre in GLASGOW.
  SCENARIO: Flow processes and turbulent exchange in urban canopies
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Dr J Barlow, Dr O Coceal
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Most of the world’s population now experiences an urban version of weather extremes and climate change. Accurate forecasting of weather and air quality in cities relies on correctly representing the physics of turbulent exchange between the surface and the overlying atmosphere.
  Optimising urban environments by integrating surface water and greywater systems with urban agriculture
  Dr K Hyde
Applications accepted all year round
Greywater, or water that originated from showering and bathing, after subsequent treatment has important potential for sustaining urban agriculture and urban green infrastructure.
  Real Estate Futures: Understanding how disruptive trends will affect the (re)development and use of the urban built environment (Advert Reference: RDF19/EE/ABE/GREENHALGH)
  Prof P Greenhalgh
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Urban land and property markets are increasingly prone to dynamic and disruptive change, the drivers of which include technological, social, environmental and employment practices.
  Urban road safety & sustainability in low and middle income countries
  Dr H Evdorides
Applications accepted all year round
Globally there is a rapid movement of populations to urban areas in low and middle income countries (LMICs) in particular. With this move comes an increasing safety problem in urban core areas, particularly in relation to the safety of pedestrians, public transport facilities, urban intersections and urban areas.
  Initiatives for Sustainable Urban Development in China: Focusing on Flooding and Stormwater Management
  Dr C Jun
Applications accepted all year round
With cities getting bigger and climate change threatening to bring more extreme weather, the concept of “sponge cities” has been proposed in China, which is a reimagination of the urban environment where raindrop is captured, controlled and reused.
  A taxonomy of cities - using urban typologies to understand the infrastructural dynamics of the UK heat supply
  Dr E Mohareb, Dr P Coker, Dr D Perrotti
Applications accepted all year round
The School of the Built Environment is currently increasing its research capacity associated with urban scale sustainability.
  Applications of Urban Metabolism for Mitigating Resource Demands
  Dr E Mohareb
Applications accepted all year round
In an increasingly urbanized world, cities must continue to drive global economic activity whilst having a minimal impact on their environmental support systems.
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