PhD research focus in UESC
Current facets (Pre-Master)
PhD research focus in Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change
The Urban Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change (UESC) specialisation investigates the most recent trends, developments and challenges related to green and low carbon growth, climate resilience and ecosystems services in contemporary cities.
Overall research field
Among others, our research interests focus on the relationship between different urban designs and environmental impacts, urban governance arrangements for climate change adaptation, multiple level and multi actor governance, sustainability assessment methodologies and climate change and environmental decision making and finance.
Potential research includes, but is not limited to:
This is dedicated to the physical level: how we design urban environments at the neighborhood, urban and regional level. It is mostly oriented to the urban structure and morphology and their links with climate change.
This concerns the interaction between a multiplicity of social actors (the state, political parties, civil society organizations) and the decision-making processes involved in planning urban environment and climate change.
Here we focus on the processes that cities adopt to assess and finance their green growth and low carbon and climate resilience actions, policies and projects and the existing techniques and instruments that can be applied.