|Newcastle upon Tyne
|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|£18,622 - please see advert
|24th October 2023
|9th January 2024
A tax-free stipend paid monthly of £18,622 per year, for up to 3 years (or part time equivalent) plus home fees. Successful international students will be required to make up the difference between home and international fees.
Accelerating global urbanisation is having significant detrimental impacts on human and non-human species and environments. This is an intellectual and practical challenge in cities globally as governments struggle to meet the needs of growing populations with increasing demands on natural resources. Suites of concepts for environmental policy have been embraced by the planning profession to promote sustainable cities. However, most approaches have fault-lines: they separate ‘humans’ from ‘nature’ thus failing to account for mutual interdependence, and view land as a commodity to be owned and exploited, failing to recognise it as a vital resource for ecosystems and communities to flourish together. Recent concepts, like nature-based thinking and degrowth have shifted academic thinking towards more eco-centric approaches. However, the impact on policy and practice is limited.
Responding to this context, the successful candidate will shape a research project that assesses the ecological impact of large-scale housing development. Gathering original data from a case study site/s, they will examine how issues of environmental change and biodiversity loss can be better integrated into policy.
The candidate will have a background in Planning, Landscape, Geography or a related Social Sciences discipline. They will have knowledge of social research methods and the ability to analyse data from a range of sources. Knowledge of the application of research into policy, participatory methods and GIS is desirable. The ability to work independently, excellent analytical skills and strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Number of awards: 1
Start date: September 2024
Award duration: Funding for 3 years or part time equivalent.
The studentship is open to home and International Students.
Applicants must have:
How to apply
You must send the covering letter, CV and research proposal by email to email@example.com, with code APL035 as the email subject.
You should also apply through the University’s Apply to Newcastle Portal. To do this please complete an online application.
You will need to:
Dr. Julia Heslop: firstname.lastname@example.org
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