PhD critical analysis of biodiversity in urban planning and development

Cardiff University - Cardiff, United Kingdom

apply before May 19, 2023

Tasks: Research

Topics: Urban Transformation

Type: Full-time, Part-time

Experience required: Intermediate

Language: English is sufficient

About the Programme

The project is concerned with developing a critical analysis of biodiversity ‘enhancement’ via urban planning and the development process. A key aim is to examine the practice of ‘net benefit for biodiversity’ via the planning system in Wales. More broadly, the project has the potential to compare the divergence of Welsh and English approaches to understand the political and institutional factors that have shaped these and how these influence ecological outcomes in local places. However, the precise scope of the project will be co-designed between the successful applicant and the project partners. There is therefore significant potential to shape the project to suit your interests. Applications are welcome from candidates that have an interest in ecology, political theory, planning and/or governance.

Project Description

Cardiff University, School of Geography and Planning, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales invites applications for funded PhD study. These ‘collaborative studentships’ involve liaison with a non-academic organisation. They will commence in October 2023. The following collaborative studentships are available:

In the Environmental pathway, “A critical analysis of biodiversity in urban planning and development”

Collaborative Partnerships

1. Wales Planning Directorate

2. Wales Biodiversity Partnership

3. Wales local authorities


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