Rapid Urban Growth
Suitable as a PhD or Honours Project (can be adjusted to suit either)
This project investigates how the physical form of cities changes over time. Rapid urbanisation has brought with it a host of challenging issues to tackle: a scarcity of housing; lack of adequate employment opportunities; and overburdened infrastructure. On the other hand, these issues have led to opportunities for innovative urban solutions that are often overlooked in academic literatures. Applying a combination of descriptive and GIS-based approaches, this project focuses on investigating how particular cities have transitioned in response to contemporary globalisation.
Contact: Dr Thomas Sigler