Ph.D. Call for Applications (deadline: 29 march 2021)
The TOD-IS-RUR consortium offers 10 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions,
with starting dates 01/09/2021 and 01/10/2021.
More information about the project and the individual ESR PhD-positions is available at the TOD-ISRUR website: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/projects/tod-is-rur/
TOD-IS-RUR is looking for talented and motivated candidates with the skills, knowledge and
enthusiasm to help the Innovative Training Network (ITN) make significant research contributions to the scientific and societal challenge of countering sprawl in Europe. The 9 Beneficiaries and 12 Partner Organizations create a unique platform for 10 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), providing
interdisciplinary and intersectoral training to analyze rural-urban place-making and develop novel,
context-based planning schemes for rural-urban regions (RURs). The network aims to extend the
concept of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) to RURs with a context-based approach, in which
interactions between mobility and urbanization are studied in relation to social and environmental
qualities. Drawing on a wide range of European RURs and bringing in expertise from urban studies,
research and training prepare a new generation of highly-skilled professionals to meet the challenge
of sprawl and implement inclusive and sustainable planning schemes for RURs.