Suitable as a PhD or Honours Project (can be adjusted to suit either)

How do parks affect human relationships and wellbeing? Are urban environments more stressful than rural environments? How do urban environments influence crime rates? Do people in suburban housing have more friends among their neighbors? What should be the maximum height for apartment buildings? Are people happier when they live near the water? Why are some cities cleaner than others? Why do some people prefer farmers’ markets and others shopping malls? How do people from different cultures use public spaces? These questions fall within the domain of urban psychology which studies the relationship between human behavior and the urban environment, from both directions - how cities affects behavior and attitudes, and how people's behaviors and attitudes affect city building.

Contact: Dr Dorina Pojani