Urban Governance and Development
PhD programme

PhD research

On-going PhD research

Title

Name

Country

"Assessment of Urban Road Concession Projects in Nigeria"Daniel AdamuNigeria
"Urban Revitalization: Community Garden as A Place Making Initiative"Poeti AkbarIndonesia
"Adopting sustainable innovation for service provision in the urban rail transport system"Taslim AladeNigeria
"How and why Low and Middle Income Households adapt alternative housing financing methods and to what extent those different methods are effective in terms of quality spaces"Susantha Amarawickrama LiyanageSri Lanka
"River basin planning of Yogyakarta special region"Vicky AriyantiIndonesia
"Civic dynamism, national dynamics- a new European model"Genea CanellesItaly
"Entrepreneurialism in city-regions in developing countries"Jean Cyril FegueGermany
"Metropolitan Governance Modelling in Creating Human and Eco-friendly Cities in Indonesia (Case Studies: Jakarta, Medan, and Bandung)"Natalia GintingIndonesia
"Climate change strategies in urban-rural areas in Tanzania"Masumbuko. S. IddTanzania
"Sustainable Concept of Spatial Engineering for Urban Waterfront Development of Semarang City in order to Reinforce Regional Connectivity in Semarang Bay"Muhammad IrfaniIndonesia
 ‘Industrial heat waste reduction and reuse’Zahra Janipur EskolakiIran
 "Social-Economic Analysis of Domestic Water Pollution Problems of Urban poor population in India"Anil Kumar Palakodeti India
"Increasing women’s chances for well-being after forced relocation: The Belo Monte hydropower dam project"Satya Maia PatchineelamBrazil
"The politics and governance of implementing urban expansion policies in Greater Cairo Region"Mohamed NadaEgypt
"Factors affecting security concerns of high rise residents in Bangkok, Thailand"Siriwan RujibhongThailand
"Social empowerment in participatory urban planning from social quality perspective"Kai WangChina
"Pro-poor as an adaptation strategy towards climate change"Andie WicaksonoIndonesia

 

Visiting researchers

Name

Country

Affiliation

Denada Veizaj (2016)AlbaniaPolytechnic University of Tirana
Jessica Smeralda Oliva (2016)ItalyUniversita degli Studi di Palermo
Joana Dhiamandi (2016)AlbaniaPOLIS University
Dorina Papa (2016)AlbaniaPOLIS University
Saimir Kristo (2016)AlbaniaPOLIS University

 

Completed Sandwich PhD and Postdoc research

Title

Name

Country

Affiliation

"Optimal Spatial Environmental Planning Pattern of Green City (case study: Tehran)" (2015)Morteza ShabaniIran 
"Effective governance, management and public water policy in Mexico: a focused model on the ability of government steering" (PhD Sandwich programme) (2015)Antonio Cáñez CotaMexicoInstituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
"Integrated water resources management in urban areas in Brazil" (Postdoctoral research) (2015)A. JucaBrazil 
"The Metropolitan Governance Challenge in Brazil" (PhD Sandwich programme) (2015)Wagner RufinoBrazil 

 

Completed PhD research

Title

Name

Country

Affiliation

"Government capacity & community participation in urban housing and infrastructure upgrading projects in cities of Vietnam" (2016)Viet Hung NgoVietnamIHS
"Urbanization, health and inequality in the developing world" (2012)E. van de PoelThe NetherlandsErasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
“Urban Land Management in Cuba” (2012)R. NunezCubaRadboud University Nijmegen
“Determinants of Microenterprise Success in the Urban Informal Sector of Addis Ababa: A Multidimensional Analysis” (2012)B.F. GaromaEthiopiaInstitute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam
“Microfinance in Ethiopia. Elixir or Poison?” (2009)D.D. OboEthiopiaInstitute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam
Central – local relations in urban water supply and sanitation” (2006)G.Q.M. Laryea-AdjeiGhanaErasmus University Rotterdam
“Relevance of metropolitan government in Latin American cities: Inter-institutional coordination in Caracas, Venezuela and Monterrey, Mexico” (2003)A. Paiva ArandaVenezuelaUrban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht, University of Utrecht
“Multi-sectoral partnerships for low income land development in Brazil” (2002)M. Correa de OlivieraBrazilUniversity of Utrecht
“Measuring urban sustainability in China” (2002)M. Zhang MingshunChinaErasmus University Rotterdam
“Institutional dimensions of program planning and implementation: three cases of slum upgrading programs in Mumbai, India” (2002)P.A. DesaiIndiaFree University of Amsterdam
“The Addis Ababa real estate market: managing the transition and implications for reform” F. MengistuEthiopia