My PhD will consider the role of and influences on urban planning in reversing the catastrophic decline in species and habitats. and the potential for such gains to be a mechanism for levelling up the urban environment and making biodiversity more resilient. I am particularly interested in the interaction of such gains with health and well-being of residents, sense of place and belonging and nature based solutions to prevent, reduce and manage urban environmental problems such as pollution and flooding and to tackle climate change.
Start date:October 2023
Research Topic:A critical analysis of biodiversity in urban planning
Research pathway:Environmental Planning
Research Supervisor:Dr Ed Shepherd and Prof Richard Cowell
Supervising school:School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:Economic and Social Research Council - Wales Doctoral Training Partnership