Urban Futures Doctoral Training Programme
The Urban Futures Doctoral Training Programme is based within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes University with the School of Life Sciences as co-partner. It forms part of Oxford Brookes' ambition to develop a site of excellence for doctoral training provision. The programme includes a substantial training element in research methods and futures methodologies, a seminar series bringing together students and key researchers in sustainable futures, and provides students with the opportunity to develop their area of interest in a focused and inter-disciplinary environment.
The programme has a truly interdisciplinary focus and is designed to address the key challenges of global urban growth, and the implications not only for the built and natural environments, but also the creation of sustainable urban futures. The programme places particular emphasis on understanding environmental and technical challenges; behavioural and policy context; futures thinking; and societal impact. There is therefore a strong urban policy and practice component.
The programme invites applications for fully funded PhD studentships in the following research areas:
- 'Sustainable urban form': helping create urban futures which are truly sustainable.
- 'Urban utopias and dystopias': the way in which studies of the past can inform not only the present, but also future change in urban areas.
- 'Climate change: human adaptation and mitigation': how society (in its broadest sense, including the social constructs of policy measures) and climate change interact to produce impacts and consequences for urban futures.
The studentships cover fees at the UK/EU rate and a bursary of £13,290 pa. There are also limited funds available to which students can apply for conference and fieldwork expenses.
Closing date: 13 July 2009 with interviews in the week beginning 27 July 2009.
News Item Dated:
02 July 2009