PhD positions (South Africa): resilience and spatial justice in the built environment

Deadline: 18 December 2016 - 12:00am

Website: http://www.africanplanningschools.org.za/news/item/1178-phd-bursaries-available-resilience-and-spatial-justice-in-south-africa

Where: Wits University, University of Venda, Durban University of Technology.

Resilience and spatial justice in the built environment has implications at various scales and in different intensities of urban formations. This project encourages prospective PhD applicants to articulate research topics that explore these critical themes in relation to space at different levels, from buildings through precincts to towns and cities, and also in relation to rural villages, small towns through to metropolitan cities.

The project, entitled Resilience and Spatial Justice in South Africa’s Built Environment: Generating Interdisciplinary Transformative Knowledge, brings together and into conversation a variety of contexts and angles on the overarching question of resilience and spatial justice.

Crossing planning, urban design, architecture and sociology, this project focuses on PhD supervision across three institutions:

  • Wits University’s Centre for Urbanism and Built Environment Studies (in the School of Architecture and Planning)
  • University of Venda’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Durban University of Technology’s Urban Futures Centre

The project endeavours to maximise space for creativity and innovation for the student cohort across the three institutions, providing a cohort of PhD candidates with a networked learning context. Eight bursaries are available (three at Wits University, two at University of Venda, three at Durban University of Technology), each valued at R120,000 per year, for three years.

To apply, please submit applications to Anisa Desai by 18 December 2016.

Submission requirements and details can be found in the call document.

Photo via: Association of African Planning Schools (AAPS)

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