Planning and Environmental Management

We are one of the longest established and largest professionally recognised planning schools in the UK, renowned internationally for the high quality and breadth of our research on issues broadly relating to future cities.

We have an active research culture with a strong commitment to working at the cutting edge of current practice. Our PhD students benefit from being integrated into our vibrant, multidisciplinary research community.

Postgraduate research students are regarded as an integral part of our research culture, and we recruit high-calibre students from all over the world to join our diverse and international team. Students undertake their research studies in the UK and a wide range of countries worldwide. 

Research is organised around three key themes: spatial policy and analysis; urban governance, politics and planning; and sustainable urbanism and environmental resilience.

Opportunities are available for students to undertake research in a range of areas including:

  • environmental assessment and management;
  • real estate;
  • strategic and local planning;
  • sustainability and future cities;
  • urban planning and regeneration;
  • urban and regional development;
  • urban design.


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