Urban Studies Lab is an informal assembly of scholars and doctoral researchers, located within the School of Built Environment of Queensland University of Technology, with similar or complementary research expertise on the various aspects of smart and sustainable cities and societies. The lab is founded and directed by Tan Yigitcanlar.
At the moment the lab is housing 10 PhD researchers with research topics ranging from mobility-as-a-service to gamified volunteered crowdsourcing, from autonomous demand responsive transport to innovation districts, and from sustainable peri-urban growth to knowledge-based urban development.
Former 14 PhD researchers of the lab, currently holding academic posts in Australia and overseas, and 12 senior academic affiliate members of the lab, from QUT and other universities, provide an invaluable support and network opportunity to the existing PhD students of the lab.
Urban Studies Lab has available positions for highly motivated prospective PhD researchers—particularly the ones with knowledge through methodological training and work experience, along with a broad understanding of contemporary urban issues and research.
Broad PhD research areas include:
- Conceptual and empirical investigations into smart urban technologies, communities, cities and urbanism;
- Conceptual and empirical investigations into knowledge-based development of cities and innovation districts;
- Conceptual and empirical investigations into sustainable and resilient cities, communities and urban ecosystems.
Express your interest in joining Urban Studies Lab as a PhD researcher by emailing the followings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your CV (including GPAs of all studies, publications, and research experience), and;
- Your brief PhD research proposal (1,000 words including title, background, aim, research question/hypothesis, methodology, and 10-12 references).
- Associate Professor Tan Yigitcanlar
- Nayomi Kankanamge
- Luke Butler
- Md Golam Mortoja
- Rosemary Adu McVie
- Asif Iqbal Mohammad Faisal
- Fahimeh Golbabei
- Massimo Regona
- Anita Moore
- Wenda Li
- Larissa Michelam