Global Urban Research Unit

Postgraduate Research Students

Postgraduate Research Students

Read some of our PhD students' thesis abstracts.

Current Students

Towards transforming Bahrain to a “Walkable” country: Creating walkable open public spaces
Fatema Alhammadi

Transforming the City towards Walkability: the Case Study of Central Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Abdulrahman Almajadiah

The Impact of Transit Oriented Development on Connectivity & Walkability between Metro Stations and the Surrounding Built Environment: Case Study Riyadh Main Metro Stations
Hezam Mutraf H Alsubaie

What makes a community resilient to a flood disaster?
Jeongeun Chae

The management of the World Heritage Culture Landscape in UK
Yitang Chen

Unofficial Micro Public Spaces in Tehran
Mitra Cheraghi

The Impact of Marine Development on the Publicness of the Sea (Working title)
Kathryn Collins

Austerity, technology, vulnerability: the role of digital technologies for young people in situations of vulnerability and the organisations which support them
Kieran Luke Cutting

Valuing heritage of modern architecture
Yun Dai

Revisiting self-help as a low-income housing solutions. The case studies of Luanda and Lubango in Angola.
Felix Da Mata

Transitions to Autonomous Mobility: The Settling, Stabilizing and Solidifying of Intelligent Mobility Experiments
Jennie Day

The ‘Authoritarian Turn’ in Environmental Governance? Examining the (Re)politicisation of Shale Gas Fracking in the U.K.
Gareth Fearn

Power and discrimination in a space: the role of cultural built heritage in identity construction of Chinese Indonesians
Asmarani Februandari

Can Open Spaces in Deprived Areas be Reconfigured as Workshops of Cooperation?
Montse Ferres

Understanding Place Identity, Attachment and Activism in Contemporary Urban Neighbourhoods
Hannah Garrow

Infrastructuring Neighbourhood Publics
Erkki Emanuel Hedenborg

Participation of community in heritage-led regeneration
Brian Hwang

Temporary Space Phenomenon in Amman: A Co-Creation of Mundane Activism and State Flexibility
Ohoud Kamal

How Might the Chinese Government’s Approach to Multifunctional Urban Agriculture, as a Tool to Rebalance the Relationship Between Environment and Economy in Chinese Cities, Offer a New Model?
Ang (Leon) Li

An Ecology of Land Use: With Particular Reference to Optimizing People/Nature Relationship; Their Connections in Historic Centres of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Hagi, Japan
Keiji Makino

New Media Neighbourhood Planning
Jennifer Manuel

Urban Riverfront Revitalisation in 21st Century Indonesia
Indah Mutia

Urban housing crisis and vulnerability challenges of the low-income residents in Nigeria’s informal settlements; a study of Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State
Julius Nchor

Topic: Mapping the Contextual Barriers and Opportunities for Realizing Effectiveness in Nigeria’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regime: An Evaluation of EIA Learning Potential in Nigeria.
Tokunbo Olorundami

Urban Greening and City Design in a semi-arid climate: A Case Study of Amman, Jordan
Harith Omar

Cycles of Opportunity? Cycling Cultures, Travel Behaviours and the Significance of the Local Polity
Rorie Parsons

Young citymakers: Prefigurative placemaking with young people in the becoming-digital city
Sean Peacock

Citizen participation, collective action and digital media for spatial justice: the case of Manizales, Colombia.
Laura Pinzon Cardona

Designing for Food Democracy
Sebastian Prost

Coast and Country: Understanding Social Inequalities in Rural Coastal Communities in Contemporary England
Katy Smith

Regenerated Out? A study of the consequences of the enforced ‘decanting’ of established social housing tenants in London
Elliot Snook

A Spatial-Based Programme Approach to Water Supply Development in Indonesia
Djuang Sodikin

Becoming Planners and Architects: the Formation of Perspectives on Residential Design Quality
Dhruv Adam Sookhoo

Improving Walkability in a Rapidly Developing Urban Environment: an Exploration of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Nguyen Thien Thanh Vo

What is the response to middle-class older people in China? A case study of Tianjin
Lu Wang

Playing out: The impact of innovative public space design on children’s activities in the Byker Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sally Watson

Planning, Participation and Technology: How Can Bespoke Digital Technologies Create a Space for Dialogue and Eliciting Place-Meaning?
Alexander Wilson

The Proliferation of Shopping Malls and its Impact on Existing Retail Outlets in Accra, Ghana.
Iddrisu Yakubu

How Do We Support Older Urban Chinese to Age in Place from the Perspective of Planning----A Case Study of the City of Anqing
Qiaowei Yang


Completed Students