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.
The University of Sheffield. The University of Sheffield is rated in the top 100 by the QS World University Rankings, priding itself on research-led critical thinking that aims to make an impact in the world.
Geography at the Open University (OU), is currently inviting expressions of interest for the ESRC-funded PhD studentship as part of the Grand Union DTP (The Open University, Oxford University and Brunel University.
This project will explore how the dynamics of cities are reflected in and, therefore, can be sensed by mining online content. Not only cities change, but they also change faster than the secondary data update pace.
The Private Rental Sector (PRS) has tripled in size in a 20-year period following a long decline for most of the 20th Century. Many countries in Europe have successful PRSs but these are highly regulated.