City of Sydney and UTS PhD Scholarship - A Tale of Two Precincts: Monitoring and Evaluation of Two Major Developments

at University of Technology Sydney

Doctoral $30,000 tax-free scholarship (per annum, for 3 years) at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), in association with the City of Sydney, involves discovery, challenge, and collaboration. 

Working with expert researchers in sustainable social, environmental, and economic research, this PhD scholarship will provide a career platform for leadership in social research through monitoring, evaluating, and providing insights on processes, barriers and critical success factors related to the sustainability aspects of two of Sydney’s ongoing developments; CentralPark and UTS Campus masterplan.

The project aims to examine the environmental, social and economic aspects of the developments, through assessment of projected impacts and benefits, quantitative monitoring of impacts and early outcomes as well as qualitative analysis of the process of design, policy making, development and planning. This will include sustainability performance i.e linking design, development, planning with actual performance in operation, including where possible Post Occupancy Evaluation. The project will develop “lessons learned” scenarios – what should be replicated in future developments, what shouldn’t be repeated in future.

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at UTS is a leader in applied sustainability research. Established for fifteen years, ISF has worked with numerous government, industry and community organisations in Australia and internationally, to incorporate sustainability into their processes and practices through high quality interdisciplinary research.
Our renowned postgraduate program includes retreats, peer support groups, workshops and professional development seminars to help create a supportive community of scholars. Funds are also available to support international travel and conference attendance.

A background or experience in planning, project management, construction, architecture or engineering will be an advantage.

How to Apply for this job

Application procedure: The process for application is a two stage process. 1. Interested applicants should prepare a 3 page Research Proposal and CV as an Expression of Interest (EOI) due Friday 8 March 2013. Please read through the documents found on the link for further information on the scope of research, and how to write the Research Proposal EOI. 2. The applicants who are shortlisted from the EOI will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due late March. The Application Criteria document outlines the process for the full application. If you require further information please contact Professor Stuart White, from the Institute for Sustainable Futures, on email: Please send your Expression of Interest to Suzanne Cronan on email:

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