Today about 55% of the world's population live in an urban environment, a number estimated to rise by another 13% until 2050. What will the lives of the people in these cities look like? And how can we already today make sure that not only today's cities will be inclusive and prosperous, but also future cities?
The development of cities
In this collaboration programme the two Erasmus Initiatives Vital Cities and Citizens (VCC) and Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity (DoIP) work closely together in the field of inclusive social-cultural-economic development of cities. Growth, well-being and development in cities come with the critical and relevant question for whom this is (made) possible?
The focus of our research
Several PhD research projects are initiated in this collaboration programme between VCC and DoIP. The PhD researchers are guided by a multidisciplinary team of supervisors/promoters to foster interdisciplinary study of inclusive cities. The PhD researchers study subjects for a longer period, of roughly 4 years and use mixed methods (statistical and qualitative research tools) to analyze subjects like inclusive city branding strategies, inclusive smart societies, morphological change in European cities, etc.
Positive societal impact
The PhD researchers will conduct excellent PhD research with the goal to help urban professionals to reach inclusive social-economic development in city environments. The insights gained from the scientific research will be translated into useful recommendations and guidelines for these professionals. Moreover, the researchers will organize workshops, discussion fora, etc. with the aim to further relevant scientific research that can create positive societal impact.
Team of supervisors
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