PhD Research Output

PhD programme

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

Ongoing & Completed PhD Research

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Completed

"Public-private partnership led housing delivery in urban Nigeria: institutional determinants of stakeholder inclusiveness"Daniel AdamuNigeriaCompleted PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

“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

Title

Name

Country

Category

Central – local relations in urban water supply and sanitation” (2006)

G.Q.M. Laryea-Adjei

Ghana

Completed PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Title

Name

Country

Category

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

Mohamed Nada

Egypt

Ongoing research

IHS

Ongoing & Completed PhD Research

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Title

Name

Country

Category

"Infrastructure development thorough PPP"

Endo Kei

Japan

On-going PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

"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

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Title

Name

Country

Category

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

Md. Shemul Sheikh

Bangladesh

On-going PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Title

Name

Country

Category

"The results of smart city development in South Korea"

Yirang Lim

South Korea

On-going PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

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

Morteza Shabani

Iran

Completed Sandwich PhD and Postdoc research

Title

Name

Country

Category

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

Siriwan Rujibhong

Thailand

Completed PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Name

Country

Affiliation

Category

Weiwei Hu

China

Chongqing Technology and Business University

Visiting researchers

Hailun Zhu

China

University of Science and Technology of China

Visiting researchers

IHS

Ongoing & Completed PhD Research

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Title

Name

Country

Category

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

Jean Cyril Fegue

Germany

Completed PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

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

E. van de Poel

The Netherlands

Completed PhD research

Visiting Researchers

Name

Country

Affiliation

Category

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

Visiting researchers

Name

Country

Affiliation

Category

Jessica Smeralda Oliva (2016)

Italy

Universita degli Studi di Palermo

Visiting researchers

IHS

Ongoing & Completed PhD Research

Title

Name

Country

Category

"Inter-Municipal Cooperation in solid waste management"

Mario Emmanuel Villalba Ferreira

Paraguay

On- going PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

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

Tannya Pico

Ecuador

On- going PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

 "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

Title

Name

Country

Category

"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

Title

Name

Country

Category

“Urban Land Management in Cuba” (2012)

R. Nunez

Cuba

Completed PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Category

“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

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