PhD Research Topics

Areas of doctoral research supported by SCARP faculty


Nora Angeles
Planning institutions, urban policy, and development issues in Southeast Asia Agriculture-industry linkages and rural development in the Global South Intersectional feminist, diversity, and equity planning in cities and organizations 


Alex Bigazzi
Transportation, specifically active travel, emissions and air quality 


Heather Campbell 
Building inclusive economies in a post-covid world; the role of social science research in policy change; searching for academic knowledge that makes a difference; strategic planning and transformative change: creating institutional environments for organisational innovation; University and Community partnerships, developments in theory and practice 


Stephanie Chang
Disaster risk and resilience, especially in relation to earthquakes and/or coastal hazards 


James Connolly
Social-ecological conflicts in urban environments; urban greening; urban institutional change 


Julia Harten
Urban analytics, housing, urban China


Michael Hooper
Densification, Displacement, Post-disaster rebuilding 


Maggie Low
Indigenous community planning, Indigenous planning, reconciliation, Indigenous research methodologies, climate change and Indigenous knowledge 


Mark Stevens
Equity and inclusion in planning practice, Land use and environmental planning, Plan evaluation and implementation, Smart growth, Meta-research 


Martino Tran
Smart cities, data science for urban planning, urban technology and policy for climate mitigation, intelligent transport systems