Making an impact with a PhD in planning

Judith Montford is doing PhD research at IHURER into the relationship between different residential layout/patterns and mental wellbeing. Here she describes how she became interested in the way our natural and built environment influences our lives. A question anyone who wishes to a PhD should ask themselves is ‘why they want to do it’. A […]


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IHURER Seminar: Land-use / transport interaction models

Dr David Simmonds, Honorary Professor at IHURER, presented his work on  ‘Land-use/transport interaction models’ on Tuesday 19th  of February 2013. These models are used to inform planning and infrastructure problems. The first part of his presentation outlined the ways in which land-use/transport interaction (LUTI) models can provide insights and evidence to inform policy- and decision-making […]


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Deciding to do a PhD

IHURER PhD student Kathryn Gilchrist is currently writing up her PhD, which focuses on how access to greenspace and nature in the work place affects people’s health and wellbeing. Her research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).  In this post, she describes what it is like to do a PhD at […]


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Trickling trickle down UK housing policies?

In November 2011, David Cameron promised a package of policies to “get Britain building again”. Colin Jones, Professor of Estate Management at the IHURER research institute explains why housebuilding in the UK still fails to keep pace with population growth. A UK government report in 2007 noted, “For a generation, the supply of new homes […]


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