PhD research focus in UCR
PhD research focus in Urban Competitiveness and Resilience
Cities cannot be understood as autonomous entities nowadays, as complex processes on local, regional and global scales affect them. In order to understand better these processes, it is important to consider the qualities of the city that influence its performance at the local and regional levels, as well as its position in global economic network.
Overall research field
UCR investigates the relationship between globalization processes, local economic development, and urban conditions facilitating the ability of cities to successfully compete or collaborate with other cities on various scales. Given the increasing dependency of cities on global economic networks, it is crucial to find the balance between social wellbeing, local economic development and global strategies that can ensure resilience to socioeconomic shocks and fluctuations.
Our research interests include (but are not limited to):