UIC-DC1: Inclusive Urban Design and the Challenge of Displacement

Project 1: Urban Displacement and integration of migrants

The project addresses the knowledge gap for city planners, policymakers and support agencies related to how to address the relationship between displacement and urban integration of migrants in the EU. Through a multidisciplinary framing, the project will draw upon inclusive design principles to investigate how urban design, planning, housing and the reuse of buildings can contribute to the integration of migrants in urban areas.

Supervisors: Dr Carmen Mendoza Arroyo (UIC) and Prof. John Fien (RMIT) and Industry Mentor Esteban León (UNHabitat)

Project 2: Community-led design for disaster resilience

Resilient design is central to climate change adaptation and disaster mitigation as well as to “building back better” after a disaster. Through a multidisciplinary framing, the project will draw upon resilient design principles to investigate how communities can work collaboratively to design and construct disaster resilient landscapes through nature-based solutions and/or in strategies for post-disaster reconstruction that redresses the original sources of vulnerability.

Supervisors: Dr Carmen Mendoza Arroyo (UIC) and Prof. John Fien (RMIT) and Industry Mentor Esteban León (UNHabitat)

Project: Design for displaced people with disabilities

Disasters adversely impact on people with disabilities more than those without. They also cause new long-term injuries, thus increasing the number of those with disability in a population. Through a multidisciplinary framing, the project will draw upon strengths-based approaches and asset-based community development to develop design strategies for improving the accessibility of infrastructure, shelter and settlements.

Supervisors: Dr Carmen Mendoza Arroyo (UIC) and Prof. John Fien (RMIT) and Prof. Esther Charlesworth (RMIT)

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UIC-DC1

Research Areas

Architecture, Environment & Environmental Science, Communication Design, Landscape Architecture & Sustainability & Urban Planning, Energy Efficiency, Inclusive Design, Shelter & Settlement Design

Research Host

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC)

PhD awarding institution/s

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) & RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Closed Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Associate Prof. Andrey Molotnikov (RMIT), Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf (UoK), Philipp Krooss (UoK) and Dr. Markus Weinmann (UoK)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Kassel (UoK) and RMIT University

Location

Germany

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jenny Zhang (RMIT) and Prof. Jose Antonio Vilar-Fernandez (UDC) and José Luis González Leal (Navantia) and Prof. Amparo Alonso-Betanzos (UDC) and Prof. Vicente Díaz-Casas (UDC) and Prof. Marcos Miguez González (UDC)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of A Coruña (UDC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) and Associate Prof. Carsten Nico Hjortso (UPCH) and Dr. Marie Smed (UPCH)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and RMIT University

Location

Denmark

Status

Open Position

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains