|Salary:||£37,486 to £46,499|
|Placed On:||22nd May 2019|
|Closes:||23rd June 2019|
We are seeking to recruit a Research Associate to work with Dr Alex Collins and partners on the European Union Interreg Project Nature Smart Cities. The successful candidate will across the 2 Seas (NSCiti2S) in order to support the delivery of project’s outputs. The NSCiti2S project aims to address the knowledge gap that exists for local authorities (LAs) that prevents them from deploying green infrastructure (GI) on a scale that enables urban landscapes to adapt to the future impacts of climate change and build more sustainable communities.
A key aspect of Imperial College’s involvement in the project is to assist in the development of tools and approaches that will assist towns and cities in self-funding GI and climate investment programmes, reducing and removing the reliance on subsidies. In order to do this a good understanding of the barriers and enablers for GI implementation, along with understanding of approval and financing processes is required. Therefore, a series of semi-structured interviews with LAs and other professional involved with the development of GI are planned.
This post will assist in the development of the methodology for this, including the ethics approval and undertake the interviews and analysis. The post will also involve interpreting the results in order to make suggestions for approaches and methodologies to assist LA implementing GI. Additionally, the role will involve researching the economic, social and environmental benefits of GI and assisting in developing materials for the project’s capacity building programme.
Duties and responsibilities
This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 1 year, based at the South Kensington Campus.
For informal queries, please contact Dr Alexandra Collins (Lecturer in Environmental Sustainability) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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