|Salary:||£17,668 in Session 2022/23|
|Placed On:||31st January 2023|
|Closes:||27th February 2023|
Session 2023-24 - Closing Date 17:00 (UK time) 27 February 2023
The online application form can be found at:
Awards provide fees and maintenance at standard UKRI Rates (£17,668 in Session 2022/23) for eligible applicants.
This project, in collaboration with Greig and Stephenson Architects (GSA), will generate practice-based knowledge to make the redevelopment of cities socially and environmentally inclusive. Through an interdisciplinary partnership between geographers and architectural practitioners, best practice will be developed, which can be implemented in real live urban regeneration projects. In particular, the studentship will focus on the understudied case of traditional retail markets in town and city centres where people buy food and other goods and services. Many of these markets are undergoing redevelopment. The studentship will analyse how inclusive these processes are and how to mitigate against potential exclusionary outcomes. This is a strategic collaboration between the leading architectural practice in the UK on market redevelopments (GSA) and an internationally leading academic expert on urban studies and traditional retail markets. The student will be placed with GSA for part of the studentship, providing privileged access to original data as well as professional training. the project will be uniquely placed to combine state of the art research with real-live professional expertise to influence policy practice in urban regeneration. It will produce at least 2 academic articles and a practical handbook to be disseminated beyond academia and will offer high-quality and rounded academic and professional training.
This project will bring together knowledge from multiple disciplines: geography, urban planning, architecture, and design to understand how to make cities more liveable and just. The studentship will directly contribute to advance theoretical and practical knowledge on gentrification; the process whereby low-income citizens are displaced and/or marginalised from their environments to make way for higher income users and residents. Gentrification research has overwhelmingly concentrated on housing, neglecting how retail environments are also transforming with exclusionary trends. The lead supervisor has specific expertise on the gentrification of markets and the architecture partner, GSA, specialises in market redevelopments, having completed some of the most iconic schemes in the UK. Markets are an ideal and original site to generate new knowledge on cities, environment and liveability, as they are nexus of economic, social and cultural practices and are also key infrastructures of the city. As society transitions towards more sustainable consumption practices and focus on locally generated economic wealth, markets can become again key community anchors.
Further information on the project and application procedure can be found at:
Further information about how to apply, please contact the Graduate School:
For more information on the project, please contact Sara Gonzalez:
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