Sustainable Urban Development Research
Sustainable Urban Development research in the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford
Research on Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) at Oxford seeks to develop advanced knowledge on the challenges and opportunities for developing more sustainable and just urban spaces, communities and politics. The SUD research programme takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sustainable urbanism drawing on a full spectrum of research methodologies and philosophies.
The SUD research programme aims to be at the leading edge in national and international developments in urban studies placing particular emphasis on understanding the social, economic and environmental processes of urbanisation and what it means for creating sustainable communities.
The SUD team consists of full time academic staff and part time doctoral researchers working on projects focused on a wide range of regions such as Southern Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean Islands, etc. The SUD research has been primarily funded by the UK Research Councils, the British Academy, and Oxford’s John Fell Fund.
Urbanisation and the Environment
Research concerned with the nature of urbanisation processes and patterns and the associated sustainability of urban environments.
Urban Governance and Economics
The institutional, governance and planning aspects of urban environments and the ways in which these shape the economy.
Culture, Mobility and Social Sustainability
Research concerned with social and cultural processes and everyday life practices that affect and enhance the sustainability of cities.
Ethnographies of everyday management of energy access
An ethnographic study of electricity management practices in Maputo, Mozambique.
3S RECIPE: Smart Shrinkage Solutions - Fostering Resilient Cities in Inner Peripheries of Europe
Project funded through the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures (ENSUF) call that will offer the best practice and most feasible solutions to the problem of urban shrinkage
Ukraine's hidden tragedy: understanding the outcomes of population displacement
Project funded under the UK AHRC-ESRC joint Partnership for Conflict Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) Innovation Awards that will explore the experience of the Ukrainians displaced by the de facto annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014
Integrating urban form and sociotechnical potentials of decentralised energy supply
Nahid Mohajeri will be working on a project integrating urban form and sociotechnical potentials of decentralised energy supply for sustainable urban development
MSc in Sustainable Urban Development
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