Urban Development and Governance
PhD programme

PhD Research Output

Participants in this PhD programme conduct research in various thematic areas within the Urban Development and Governance field. Below you can find an overview of the ongoing and completed PhD research as well as the visiting researchers per geographic area.

IHS PhD in Urban Development and Governance, Research in African Countries
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Ongoing & Completed PhD Research

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    "Innovation Adaptation in Urban Light-rail Transport: Adapting Pricing and Infrastructural Innovations using Frugal Approach in Ethiopia and Nigeria. A case study of Addis-Ababa, Abuja and Lagos Cities"

    Taslim Alade

    Nigeria

    Ongoing research

    "Public-private partnership led housing delivery in urban Nigeria: institutional determinants of stakeholder inclusiveness"Daniel AdamuNigeriaCompleted PhD research
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    “Determinants of Microenterprise Success in the Urban Informal Sector of Addis Ababa: A Multidimensional Analysis” (2012)B.F. GaromaEthiopiaCompleted PhD research
    “Microfinance in Ethiopia. Elixir or Poison?” (2009)D.D. OboEthiopiaCompleted PhD research
    “The Addis Ababa real estate market: managing the transition and implications for reform” F. MengistuEthiopiaCompleted PhD research
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    Central – local relations in urban water supply and sanitation” (2006)

    G.Q.M. Laryea-Adjei

    Ghana

    Completed PhD research

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    "People’s risks perception of Climate change and its influence on urban livelihoods adaptation strategies in Tanzania. The case study of Dar es Salaam city"

    Masumbuko. S. Idd

    Tanzania

    Ongoing research

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    "The politics and governance of implementing urban expansion policies in Greater Cairo Region"

    Mohamed Nada

    Egypt

    Ongoing research

IHS PhD in Urban Development and Governance, Research in Asian Countries
IHS

Ongoing & Completed PhD Research

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    "Learning between cities through peer-to-peer (or city-to-city) methods, including its modalities, processes, outcomes, and impacts, and how these can bring about energy transitions"

    Elena Marie Ensanado

    Philippines

    On-going PhD research

    "Collective Engagement: From disaster prone city to green and resilient city"Theresa Audrey EstebanPhilippinesOn-going PhD research
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    "Infrastructure development thorough PPP"

    Endo Kei

    Japan

    On-going PhD research

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    "Rethinking the role of “urban growth machine” in the sustainability of urban heritage renewal, the case of China"

    Xuelei Zhang

    China

    On-going PhD research

    "The effectiveness and facilitating factors of MPI in working with the fragmentations in Chinese spatial planning system"Min CaiChinaOn-going PhD research
    “Measuring urban sustainability in China” (2002)M. Zhang MingshunChinaCompleted PhD research
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    "Visible Cities: Place Branding Role For A Sustainable Development In Saudi Cities"Abdulrhman AlsayelSaudi ArabiaOn-going PhD research
    "An appraisal, on the impact of rising mega shopping malls on the sustainable urban planning and development of Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia" Yasser Asim QaffasSaudi ArabiaOn-going PhD research
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    "Urban Revitalization: Community Garden as A Place Making Initiative"

    Poeti Akbar

    Indonesia

    On-going PhD research

    "Governance and Urban Sustainability in Indonesia"

    Natalia Ginting

    Indonesia

    On-going PhD research

    "Concept of Spatial Engineering for Urban Waterfront Development in coastal line of Semarang City"

    Muhammad Irfani

    Indonesia

    On-going PhD research

    "Walking in The Non-Walkable Neighborhood, An Insight of The Walkability in The Low Middle Income Organic Residential Areas in Sukabumi City"

    Deary Artiyanti

    Indonesia

    On-going PhD research

    "The Influence of Pro-poor Approach (PPA) in Indonesia to Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change (AC3) of The Poor"

    Andie Wicaksono

    Indonesia

    On-going PhD research

    "Government Communication 2.0: Enhancing Public-Government Collaboration through Social Media in Improving The Quality of Public Policy in Indonesia"

    Muhammad Akram Mansyur

    Indonesia

    On-going PhD research

    "Developing Indonesia's Sustainable Corridor through regional Development Approach"

    Gitasanti Djais

    Indonesia

    On-going PhD research

    "Living in a volcanic river basin: advancing the potential use of cultural ecological knowledge in managing the nexus of water-lahar in a volcanic region, case study: Opak Sub-Basin, Yogyakarta, Indonesia"

    Vicky Ariyanti

    Indonesia

    Completed PhD research

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    "Connecting Alternative Housing Finance and Residential Environment Quality of Low and Low-Middle-income households in Sri Lanka"

    Susantha Amarawickrama Liyanage

    Sri Lanka

    On-going PhD research

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    "Climate Change and Population Dynamics Nexus: Understanding Climate Induced Migration in Coastal Bangladesh"

    Md. Shemul Sheikh

    Bangladesh

    On-going PhD research

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    "S.I.T.E. Valuation of Drinking Water" 

    U. Naga Anil Kumar Palakodeti

    India

    On-going PhD research

    "Role of small cities in shaping youth migration pathways in India"

    Mukta Naik

    India

    On-going PhD research

    “Institutional dimensions of program planning and implementation: three cases of slum upgrading programs in Mumbai, India” (2002)

    P.A. Desai

    India

    Completed PhD research

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    "The results of smart city development in South Korea"

    Yirang Lim

    South Korea

    On-going PhD research

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    "Optimal Spatial Environmental Planning Pattern of Green City (case study: Tehran)" (2015)

    Morteza Shabani

    Iran

    Completed Sandwich PhD and Postdoc research

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    "Factors affecting security concerns of high rise residents in Bangkok, Thailand"

    Siriwan Rujibhong

    Thailand

    Completed PhD research

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    "Government capacity & community participation in urban housing and infrastructure upgrading projects in cities of Vietnam" (2016)

    Viet Hung Ngo

    Vietnam

    Completed PhD research

Visiting Researchers

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    Weiwei Hu

    China

    Chongqing Technology and Business University

    Visiting researchers

    Hailun Zhu

    China

    University of Science and Technology of China

    Visiting researchers

IHS PhD in Urban Development and Governance, Research in European Countries
IHS

Ongoing & Completed PhD Research

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    "The digital urban energy businness ecosystem: the advent of smart markets in the power sector"

    Stefano Zambotti

    Italy

    On-going PhD research

    "Sharing economy and local regulation"

    Genea Canelles

    Italy

    On-going PhD reserach

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    "Entrepreneurialism in city-regions in developing countries" (2017)

    Jean Cyril Fegue

    Germany

    Completed PhD research

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    "Urbanization, health and inequality in the developing world" (2012)

    E. van de Poel

    The Netherlands

    Completed PhD research

Visiting Researchers

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    Denada Veizaj (2016)

    Albania

    Polytechnic University of Tirana

    Visiting researchers

    Joana Dhiamandi (2016)

    Albania

    POLIS University

    Visiting researchers

    Dorina Papa (2016)

    Albania

    POLIS University

    Visiting researchers

    Saimir Kristo (2016)

    Albania

    POLIS University

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    Jessica Smeralda Oliva (2016)

    Italy

    Universita degli Studi di Palermo

    Visiting researchers

IHS PhD in Urban Development and Governance, Research in South American Countries
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Ongoing & Completed PhD Research

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    "Inter-Municipal Cooperation in solid waste management"

    Mario Emmanuel Villalba Ferreira

    Paraguay

    On- going PhD research

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    "Natural Based Solutions (NBS) for urban environmental sustainability in Andean Ecuadorian cities. Case of study: Quito"  

    Tannya Pico

    Ecuador

    On- going PhD research

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     "Increasing women’s access for well-being after resettlement: The Belo Monte hydropower dam project"

    Satya Maia Patchineelam

    Brazil

    On- going PhD research

    "Integrated water resources management in urban areas in Brazil" (Postdoctoral research) (2015)

    A. Juca

    Brazil

    Completed Sandwich PhD and Postdoc research

    "The Metropolitan Governance Challenge in Brazil" (PhD Sandwich programme) (2015)

    Wagner Rufino

    Brazil

    Completed Sandwich PhD and Postdoc research

    “Multi-sectoral partnerships for low income land development in Brazil” (2002)

    M. Correa de Oliviera

    Brazil

    Completed PhD research

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    "Effective governance, management and public water policy in Mexico: a focused model on the ability of government steering" (PhD Sandwich programme) (2015)

    Antonio Cáñez Cota

    Mexico

    Completed Sandwich PhD and Postdoc research

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    “Urban Land Management in Cuba” (2012)

    R. Nunez

    Cuba

    Completed PhD research

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    “Relevance of metropolitan government in Latin American cities: Inter-institutional coordination in Caracas, Venezuela and Monterrey, Mexico” (2003)

    A. Paiva Aranda

    Venezuela

    Completed PhD research