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Doctoral Scholarship: Urban Planning and Māori Development

Doctoral Scholarship: Urban Planning and Māori Development


University of Canterbury

Closing Date : 30 Apr 2018

This doctoral scholarship aims to promote the development of research in Māori development and urban planning in New Zealand. The aim of this project is to advance current planning frameworks through a better integration of Mātauranga Māori, and indigenous perspectives in urban design, planning, and in the processes of decision-making and community engagement. The project is part of a MBIE- funded programme entitled ‘Map-based tools for community and Rūnanga-led sustainable town planning in small and medium settlements in New Zealand’, which focuses the co-creation of tools to enable the integration of Māori perspectives and knowledge, and other forms of local knowledge, in local planning processes in the Waimakariri and Rotorua. This research programme is a collaboration between the Department of Geography and the Geospatial Research Institute at the University of Canterbury.

The doctoral project will be based in Christchurch. This PhD student is expected to be part of a team with other researchers to support the progress of the research project ‘Map-based tools for Community & Rūnanga-led sustainable town planning in small and medium settlements in New Zealand’, through the development of individual research for the doctoral dissertation within the topic of Māori development and town planning in New Zealand.

Please note that UC's Scholarships Office only advertises this scholarship is therefore unable to answer any enquiries. Any questions regarding the research project or PhD scholarship should be directed to Dr Rita Dionisio (rita.dionisio@canterbury.ac.nz).

Eligibility:

Strong background in either urban/town planning, urban design, landscape architecture, urban geography, Māori development and/or related disciplines to either master’s or honours level.

  • Amount $27,500 per annum + tuition fees
  • Tenure 3 years
  • Closing Dates 30th April 2018

How to apply for this scholarship:

Applicants please email your CV, including at least two academic referees, a statement of your research interests and your university transcripts to bicultural.planning.aotearoa@gmail.com before the 30th of April 2018.

 

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