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Call for PhD research proposals in 'planning, sustainability and transition'

posted 25 Nov 2011, 19:28 by University of Reading   [ updated 12 Jan 2012, 16:56 ]

This is a call for interest in postgraduate-doctoral research at the University of Reading. Both the School of Real Estate and Planning at Henley Business School, and the School of Human and Environmental Sciences are looking to expand their research portfolio in the broad area of community-based initiatives of the Transition Movement. Research work in this area at both Schools is currently focused on the replication of these transition initiatives and the means through which they are widened from experimental niche projects into more systemic approaches to retrofitting cities. On-going pilot studies include privately funded case-study research in collaboration with partner universities in the UK and overseas. By examining where the institutional and micro-political power bases that support grassroots innovations reside, this research programme seeks to inform community efforts to replicate transition initiatives and policy efforts to scale-up these niche innovations into more systemic approaches to sustainable development. Download the attached call for further details.

University of Reading,
12 Jan 2012, 16:56