PhD Scholarship Urban Planning at Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology has an opening PhD position in sustainable development. The funds for this position are available for four years. Applications will be evaluated immediately.

The Urban Planning and Transportation group is looking for a Ph.D. candidate to carry out research at the Built Environment Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The research project lasts four years and is a part of a large research programme, Sino-European collaboration in the theme of Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas.

Rapid urbanization, especially in less developed countries, has generated a dramatically high demand in the cities for housing, transportation, and employment. While this phenomenon has led to huge opportunities for economic growth, it causes widespread side effects, such as high housing prices, excessive energy-dependency, congestion, unemployment and social exclusion. Unaffordability and disparities stand out for the low-income and socially disadvantaged groups, who are vulnerable to increased costs and thus involuntary to adapt their living styles. To address policy initiatives promoting sustainability, the interdisciplinary research aims to better understand the complex process of urban dynamics and develop integrated decision support tools for multi-faceted valuation and administration of access to housing and transportation (H+T).

The Ph.D. candidate will develop state-of-the-art approaches within the context of multi-state supernetwork modeling for the analyses of H+T affordability and equity. The research will focus on three topics: (1) household activity-travel demand analysis using refined supernetwork representations of choice alternatives; (2) preference analysis of the vulnerable groups to H+T policies and services; (3) micro-simulation of effects of various policy and service scenarios. The project has social relevance to making cities and human settlements inclusive and sustainable, which is defined as one of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations Foundation.

As a Ph. D.

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic Ph.D. candidate who meets the following requirements

You can respond to this vacancy via our application page www. tue. nl/jobs by clicking on the button “Apply for this job”. We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Deadline for application: March 31, 2019. The appointed Ph.D. candidate is expected to start before August 1, 2019


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