PhD Researcher, Network Science-Based Spatial Performance Assessment (C3151)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: Permanent

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100%, Singapore, fixed-term


Future Cities Lab Global (FCL Global) is a research unit of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) and ETH Zurich established in partnership with Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). FCL Global is home to 120 multidisciplinary researchers across hubs in Singapore and Zurich, organised in eight research modules.

Dense and Green Cities: Emerging Models of Integrated Urban Development at the Singapore-ETH Centre Future Cities Laboratory Global is looking for a Researcher (title and remuneration will be commensurate with qualification and experience) to conduct and coordinate research on the systems performance dimensions of sustainable integrated districts with a focus on Singapore.


Project background

FCL Global is an international knowledge hub with the capabilities to conduct fully transdisciplinary and comparative research on the complex challenges of urbanisation. It builds upon Future Cities Laboratory, which, since 2010, within the frame of the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), grew into one of the most impactful urban science research centres in the world. FCL Global innovates upon those foundations with the benefit of two distinctive regional perspectives: one from the tropics and another from temperate Europe, embedded at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ).

Dense and Green Cities: Emerging Models of Integrated Urban Development explores the development of sus­tainable integrated districts (SIDs) as a model for high-density high-liveability future cities through a series of case studies with a focus on Singapore and Switzerland to allow for an evaluation, comparison, and learning on how SIDs are best planned and realised in various settlement systems. The project captures important aspects of the urban planning and design, architecture, social, environmental, economic, and governance systems performances of SIDs systematically through work packages and an interdisciplinary team of researchers that consists of urban planners and designers, architects, engineers, and scientists. The research is conducted in close collaboration with important stakehold­ers from the industry as well as from government agencies in both Singapore and Switzerland as well as in other international locations.


Job description

Conduct comparative urban and architectural studies using Complexity Science/Spatial Network Science methods and tools and visualisation techniques. Study space use and movement networks as dynamic and multivariate problems, with an urban-scale approach to spatial performance and design. Develop new and enhance current methodologies of urban spatial performance assessment, using the quantitative analyses and comparison of the Dense and Green Cities case studies.


Your profile

Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, or a related field. Track record of excellence in Urban Design, Urban Planning and/or Urban Science. Familiar with Complexity Science/Spatial Network Science methods and tools. Knowledge and experience in data science tools and GIS. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team of researchers and to conduct independent doctoral research.


Singapore-ETH Centre

The Singapore-ETH Centre provides a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment to researchers working on diverse themes focussed on sustainable and liveable cities, resilient urban systems, and patient-centric healthcare. The centre is home to a community of over 100 doctoral, postdoctoral and professorial researchers working in three main programmes: Future Cities Laboratory, Future Resilient Systems, and Future Health Technologies.

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