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  Densify high-density China. Scenarios by design
  Dr P Pellegrini
Applications accepted all year round
Density is a broad, complex and very relevant topic for China.
  Re-imagining the City: Urban Foresight and City Visions
  Prof T Dixon, Prof F B Samuel, Prof L Farrelly
Applications accepted all year round
In the broad context of urban studies there is a growing appreciation amongst policy-makers and decision-makers that foresight, or futures, studies offer a way of helping navigate to a sustainable future at a variety of scales.
  Urban Living Labs: Investigating the impact of professional boundaries and expertise on the development of Living Labs
  Prof F B Samuel, Prof T Dixon
Applications accepted all year round
The precise definition of an Urban living Lab has yet to be pinned down but we do know they are places, both literal and virtual in which the public, industry stakeholders, policy and academia come together to explore and develop research on some aspect of the city.
  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.
  How to balance the design of multi-functional cities with flood resilience
  Dr I Pattison, Dr F Palaiologou
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  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.
  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.
  Fostering Inclusivity in Smart City Design - Investigating the Perception of Inclusivity in a Design Agenda
  Dr E Bohemia, Dr K Kuzmina
Application Deadline: 10 January 2019
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
  How will the urban heat island in growing cities behave under climate change? (GOODESSUENV19ARIES)
  Dr C Goodess, Prof C Le Quere
Application Deadline: 8 January 2019
Scientific background. It is well known that most cities are warmer than their surrounding environment. This Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect is caused by changes in the way heat is exchanged in the built environment.
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