Urban planning Masters and PhD support

Master and PhD bursaries available 2016

One Masters level bursary (R80 000 pa) and one PhD level bursary (R120 000 pa) are available for an exciting interdisciplinary project in the Eastern Cape, and based at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

Project title: A place to belong: urban planning, housing and greening

We seek motivated and enthusiastic students to conduct Masters and PhD research as part of an interdisciplinary team to investigate the worldviews and experiences of nature and use of natural resources and elements in the context of urban residents and its implications for urban planning, housing and greening. This research project forms part of a collaboration of researchers from the Biocultural Diversity Conservation Programme (BCDC) and SARChI Chair in ‘Interdisciplinary Science in Land & Natural Resource Use for Sustainable Livelihoods’ based at Rhodes University (RU). This collaboration brings together an in-depth understanding of links between biodiversity and human well-being in the Eastern Cape with an urban planning and greening perspective. The research is facilitated by Dr Michelle Cocks (BCDC Research Program – Anthropology Department and Professor Charlie Shackleton (SARChI Chair – Environmental Science Department, RU).


See more… Please contact Michelle Cocks (m.cocks@ru.ac.za) or Charlie Shackleton (c.shackleton@ru.ac.za) for more information and to discuss the application process.

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