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We have 53 urban studies PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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PhD Study in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning

All our PhD students have the support of two (or more) supervisors to guide them through their projects, a dedicated training programme of support within our Department (which includes weekly workshops), and wider training provided by the University and the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP). Read more

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). Read more

School of East Asian Studies PhD Opportunities

The University 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. Read more

Learning from ‘intentional communities’: alternative pathways to spatial production in the face of the climate emergency (Advert Reference: RDF22/EE/ABE/BERTOLINO)

The project has been inspired by a recent article on The Guardian reporting that, during the pandemic, intentional communities have been “inundated by new applicants driven by the Extinction Rebellion movement and the glimpse that lockdown has offered of simpler, less consumption driven lifestyles”. Read more

Sensory Navigation: Reading the Sensescape of a City

Sensory navigation proposes to introduce a novel way of experiencing the city centre of Reading, through the senses, including the visual, thermal, acoustic, visual and olfactory environment. Read more

School of Cultural Studies and Humanities

The School of Cultural Studies and Humanities is the home of English Literature, Creative Writing, History and Media Studies research at Leeds Beckett University. Read more

Greenness versus greyness: greenspaces in and around cities for hazard mitigation and resilience - SENSE CDT

The overarching aim of this proposal is to increase our resilience to geo- and climatic hazards by assessing the current state and identifying the future potential of greenspaces in and around cities in the Global South to better inform future urban expansion. Read more

Enhancing Urban Flood Resilience with Innovative Digital Design Technologies (Advert Reference: RDF22/EE/MCE/FENG)

In England, 3.2 million households are located in areas at risks of urban flooding, with annual damages exceeding £300 million. Due to the extreme environmental conditions, unprecedented downpours across the country in recent years further increases the flooding events on urban road network (URN). Read more

Optimising Urban Environments to Promote Active Ageing

This PhD studentship is in the area of Urban Well-being and Active Ageing. It aims to identify ways for optimising urban environments for older adults adopting approaches that can lead to physical activity promotion that are tailored, valued, sustainable and effective. Read more

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