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01/07/19 - Appel à candidatures - Doctorat "Urban planning - Urban resilience"

Appel à candidatures pour un contrat doctoral au sein du laboratoire LEMA (Local Environment Management and Analysis) de l’Université de Liège, Belgique, thématique de recherche "Urban resilience".

"The research group Local Environment Management and Analysis (LEMA) of the University of Liege is seeking a doctoral candidate for conducting research on scientific projects strongly related to urban planning."

"For more than 30 years, LEMA has led basic and applied research in the domain of the local environment, in both its physical (urban quarters, housing, public spaces), cultural (cultural heritage, tourism), perceptive (townscape, visual and thermal comfort) and social (quality of life, urban cohesion) dimensions. The activities of the laboratory are mainly based on a combination between computer modelling and social methods (qualitative and quantitative).
LEMA gathers 3 full-time professors, 3 senior researchers and 10 international PhD
researchers. Our research team has a strong experience in building collaborative research, associating academic partners, local authorities and community groups.
LEMA is presently involved in two major European projects :

  • SHELTER dedicated to Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future : climate action in support of the Paris Agreement (H2020 project) ;
  • Wal-e-Cities dedicated to the implementation of Smart City policies through adequate provision of Mobility services."


"We are looking for highly motivated doctoral candidate to join our group and contribute to on-going scientific research project dealing with urban planning.
Urban resilience. You are in charge of several tasks of the European H2020 Shelter project (coordinated by Tecnalia, Spain). You are developing innovative tools to support community-based approaches for enhancing resilience of urban historic areas. This includes proposing new collaborative governance schemes to reduce risks related to major natural disasters in historic areas. The research addresses the 4 phases of disaster risk management 4 phases (prevention, preparedness, response and recovery). It will place great emphasis on the use of data driven technologies in promoting adaptive governance and community approaches. It is based on geosciences so as to extract spatial information and knowledge available through social media."


"Applicants for doctoral position must have completed a master degree in a field closely related to urban planning, geosciences, geography, computer sciences, engineering. Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required. French literacy is an asset."


"Candidate will be fully funded (tax-free monthly allowance, approx. 2,100 € at the
doctoral level) for up to 3 years. He/she will benefit from a dynamic working environment, with stimulating scientific support, state-of-the-art research facilities and advanced computational modelling tools. He/she may be requested to apply for extra funding."


Date limite de candidature : 1er juillet 2019.

Adresse d’envoi :

Date de début de la thèse : 1er septembre 2019.

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