PhD position on 'Smart Retrofitting of Urban Housing in Amsterdam and Mianyang'

Published on
February 6, 2015

The Environmental Policy Group offers a fully funded PhD position for four years. The vacancy is part of a project for the Joint Scientific Thematic Research Program on Smart Energy in Smart Cities, funded by NWO and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

The aim of the research is to identify the social and institutional conditions under which smart retrofitting of urban housing in China and the Netherlands may lead to decoupling of domestic energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. The project entails a comparative multiple case study of smart retrofitting projects in Amsterdam and Mianyang. Apart from the use of smart technologies, the 'smartness' of urban retrofitting in this project refers to the inclusion of an end-user perspectives and the co-producing consumer.

The deadline for application is 1 March 2015. More information about the requirements and application procedure can be found here.