Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL is a part of the ETH domain. Approximately 500 people work on the sustainable use and protection of the environment and on the handling of natural hazards.
The Research Unit Landscape Dynamics studies patterns, causes and processes of landscape change. The ERC-project CONCUR develops and tests a theoretical model on how planning contributes to the development of urban regions. For this, WSL is offering a position starting in February 2018 as a
Post-Doc in land-change analysis
You will test for the urban region of Austin, TX (USA) the theoretical model and tools currently designed by the CONCUR team. This test will be conducted in collaboration with testing efforts in two other areas. Specifically, you will conduct expert interviews, analyze planning documents and perform spatial analyses in GIS to perform an in-depth case study of the past two decades of change in land use and land cover, driving forces, and regional planning. Furthermore you will develop a spatially explicit model (for example with CLUE-S or Sleuth) of regional land-change. You will estimate the contribution of planning and its actors to land change in the Austin TX region. In collaboration with the CONCUR team you will integrate the findings into an overall evaluation on how planning contributes to the development of urban regions.
You have a PhD degree in geography, environmental sciences, spatial planning or equivalent. Significant experience in land-change modelling, spatial analysis, qualitative research methods, GIS and R is expected. Familiarity with US-American planning is a plus. You are expected to spend some time for field work in Austin TX. You have very good English skills and experiences in publishing. You are communicative and very interested in developing innovative, problem-oriented and pragmatic solutions. Please send your complete application to Sabine Hirt, Human Resources WSL. Anna Hersperger, firstname.lastname@example.org, will be happy to answer any questions or offer further information on the position. The WSL strives to increase the proportion of women in its employment, which is why qualified women are particularly called upon to apply for this position.
Call for Papers and Special Session Proposals It is our pleasure to announce the 25th APDR Congress, to be held at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, from July 5 to July 6, 2018. Theme of the Conference:Circular Economy, Urban Metabolism and Regional Development: Challenges for a Sustainable Future The call for papers and Special Session Proposals is open and your participation is very welcome! Themes of specific interest are:
RS01 - Conceptualisation and models in regional development
RS02 - Territorial development policies for circularity
RS03 - Strategies of Circular Economy
RS04 - Technological innovation, new products and business models
RS05 - Regional innovation, clusters and ecosystems
RS06 - Reverse cycles and innovation in logistics
RS07 - Sectoral policies and circularity
RS08 - Circular Economy and labour markets
RS09 - Circular Economy and promotion of territories
RS10 - Management of urban and per…
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